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Scientists Fear a Moon Rush But They Should Welcome It Like California's Gold Rush

• by Brian Wang

This will go much like it does on Earth. The Earth gets developed and if the best spots are valuable for business and real estate then they will be used for business and real estate.

Science can put observatories in places that people do not want for other purposes.

Radio astronomers want the middle of the Moon's far side. This will be shielded by its bulk from the hectic radio noise of Earth-bound transmitters. Astronomers envision huge crater-filling radio dishes and arrays of antennas hundreds of kilometers across that could eavesdrop on the faint hiss from the neutral hydrogen gas that filled the universe before the first stars lit up.

Space agencies and companies are planning fleets of Moon-orbiting satellites to help rovers navigate on the surface and to relay their data to Earth.

Scientists will have to deal with the activity.

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Did you ever notice how the same side of side of the moon always faces the earth? This means that a moon-day is just the same as the time it takes the moon to travel around the earth - about 28 earth-days. There is no instability in this. There is no wobble where the moon is gradually showing part of a different side. It always stays the same. Why? The reason is that the side of the moon facing the earth is far heavier than the other side of the moon. The gravity of the earth pulls the heavy side of the moon toward the earth more than the light side. What's in the heavy side that makes it heavier? Gold, silver, platinum, and the noble metals - That's the reason why they want to go to the moon. For the gold and platinum.