Mining the Moon: How we can avoid conflict in the lunar gold rush

Looking ahead: We need an updated treaty to ensure lunar activities are fair and peaceful Image: Wikicommons

Tony Milligan

Senior Researcher in Ethics with the Cosmological Visionaries project, King's College London


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We need an updated international treaty to ensure mining on the moon is fair and peaceful. Image: Transactions of the Royal Society

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