European scientists have come up with a plan to start mining the moon.
In order to set up long-term bases on the moon, astronauts are going to have to figure out how to produce oxygen and water without carrying it up there with them.
So, these scientists want to mine the surface to see if they can turn the chemicals in the soil into water and oxygen.
Unfortunately, it’ll be a while before these scientists can test out their theories as they won’t make a run at it until 2025. ( Mandatory )