Moon is not for sale

A Chinese company calling itself the Lunar Embassy has been shut down for selling land on the moon.
The interplanetary estate agents said it has sold 49 acres of lunar plots in its first three days at £21 an acre.
It offered property ownership including mineral rights – but the Moon is not theirs to own. Chinese authorities shut down the company, based in Beijing.

Paul Sutherland

Paul Sutherland

I have been a professional journalist for nearly 40 years. I write regularly for science magazines including BBC Sky at Night magazine, BBC Focus, Astronomy Now and Popular Astronomy. I have also authored three books on astronomy and contributed to others.
Paul Sutherland

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Paul Sutherland

I have been a professional journalist for nearly 40 years. I write regularly for science magazines including BBC Sky at Night magazine, BBC Focus, Astronomy Now and Popular Astronomy. I have also authored three books on astronomy and contributed to others.

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