While a successful mission for the Jade Rabbit rover will be a big achievement, that doesn't mean it's a short hop to mining. Photo: AFP
While a successful mission for the Jade Rabbit rover will be a big achievement, that doesn't mean it's a short hop to mining. Photo: AFP
Tom Holland
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Opinion

Monitor by Tom Holland

Mining on the moon? That's sheer lunacy

When it comes to space, costs are in a different orbit, but China can't admit its grand dreams are more about national vanity than economics

While a successful mission for the Jade Rabbit rover will be a big achievement, that doesn't mean it's a short hop to mining. Photo: AFP
While a successful mission for the Jade Rabbit rover will be a big achievement, that doesn't mean it's a short hop to mining. Photo: AFP
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