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Moon exploration by Japan group seeks water and resources

Public bodies, academia and companies hope to find mineral sources

Japan hopes to find water on the moon. (Image courtesy of NASA)

TOKYO -- Japanese public organizations, academia and private companies are set to launch a joint research project on the mining and development of lunar resources, including an exploration for water.

The University of Tokyo and the National Institute of Information and Communications Technology will team up with Yokogawa Electric, which develops control and measurement products, to establish a consortium as early as this autumn.

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