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As you may or may not know, Britain is going back into space to explore the moon. As of December 2007 it has been reported in the media that Mullard Space Science Laboratory(MSSL) part of University College London (UCL), and others ,are currently working on instruments that will penetrate the moons surface and detect seismic activity such as moonquakes and chemical volatiles under the surface. There has been support from ESA and NASA with the MoonLITE project , other missions are planned and could be the start of Britain being invloved in space exploration on a major scale. This won't be just a success for Britian, we on planet Earth are returning to the moon and this is the testing the ground,so to speak, for future manned missions to the moon and possibly beyond.

For more details on the Moonlite mission click on this external link: http://www.mssl.ucl.ac.uk/planetary/missions/Micro_Penetrators.php

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