"Explore the Moon": from an adventure to a piece of money-making cake.
The moon has never received so much attention. The planet is currently a piece of cake that many big countries like China, Israel, India or the US want to have. But whether it is for the purpose of expressing one's own abilities or for research purposes, the journeys to bring people out into space are gradually bringing humans to the Moon.
We can use Moon stones to produce bricks, or to collect rare metals, they can also be refined into fuel or solar panels. Here are the essentials that we can collect from the Moon.
Although the Earth has quite a lot of silicon, that doesn't mean that this element will be useless when in space. They can be mined and made into semiconductor materials that help create solar cells, contributing to serving Earth's colonists on the planet. Silicon is estimated to account for 20% of the moon dust.
It is a highly conductive 17-metal ore that is essential for the production of phones and batteries of hybrid models, but we cannot find the abundant supply of this kind of product on Earth. Fortunately, we can build rare earth mines of inferior quality on Earth at places rich in potassium and phosphorus on the Moon.
Titan is estimated to account for 8% of the total moon dust. This type of mineral is abundant in the basalt rock layer on this planet and exists mainly in the form of Ilmenite mineral. In addition to titanium, this mineral also contains iron and oxygen.
In contrast to the low-lying areas on the Moon, the plateaus are the places where the metal contains a lot of aluminum. This is a light and durable material used in construction, aircraft manufacturing and many other devices and it accounts for 10-18% of the structure in the topsoil in these areas.
If the amount of ice on the Moon's northern surface is as high as on the Cabeus Crater in the south, the reclamation group could exploit 2.9 billion tons of water to drink and cultivate. In addition, they can also split water into hydrogen and oxygen to fuel the missiles heading for Mars.
Although we have not yet estimated the amount of platinum available on the Moon, it will be the metal that is picked up by the next landing teams. Platinum can be used to make electronic devices and is used for transplantation into the human body thanks to good conductivity and non-reactivity with other substances.
Future safe nuclear reactors will probably depend on the helium-3 isotope. Although it only accounts for a fraction of 20 billion in the Moon's surface, it can be found elsewhere in the Sea of Tranquility (Apollo 11 landing site).