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The money in the moon

July 17, 2019 06:00

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Fifty years ago this summer, Apollo 11 landed on the moon. Now, NASA’s talking about going back. But is it worth it? We talk to lunar geologists about what we’ve already learned from the first Apollo missions, and what’s left to discover. Then, we take a trip, not through space, but through time—back to a scientific expedition in Greenland almost a century ago. The science done there might have seemed insignificant at the time, but has since proved an important first step towards our current understanding of global warming. **Further reading: ** Brian's https://www.vox.com/the- highlight/2019/6/21/18677691/apollo-anniversary-moon-rock-lunar-sample- geology" target="new">in-depth explainer on moon rocks Jon Gertner's book about epic Greenland expeditions, https://www.penguinrandomhouse.com/books/239762/the-ice-at-the-end- of-the-world-by-jon-gertner/9780812996623/" target="new">The Ice At The End of The World For more on ice coring, this https://news.nationalgeographic.com/2017/06/scientists-collect-ice- cores-from-glaciers-before-they-disappear-spd/" target="new">National Geographic article is great, as is this https://www.cbsnews.com/news/greenland-60-minutes-climate- change/https://www.cbsnews.com/news/greenland-60-minutes-climate-change/" target="new">60 Minutes episode Read more
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