By Matthew Lasley
For Metal Tech News 

NASA probe identifies shallow moon metals

Iron, titanium could provide lunar base building materials Metal Tech News Weekly Edition – July 15, 2020


Last updated 7/10/2022 at 2:42pm

NASA moon orbiter discovers iron titanium metals for lunar base development

NASA Goddard Media Studios

The Miniature Radio Frequency instrument on NASA's Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter spacecraft found new evidence that the moon's subsurface might be richer in metals, like iron and titanium, than researchers previously thought.

As NASA continues to prepare for mankind to set foot on the moon again in 2024, nearly fifty years after the last Apollo mission, unmanned missions continue to reveal more about our closest neighbor and its potential for habitation and resource development.

Despite six successful Apollo moon landing missions, very little of the surface has been explored close up and our knowledge of the moon is...

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