Date: 20 November 2012 Time: 07:00 AM ET
| The Polaris lunar rover is designed to prospect for water ice on the moon. |
The 25 privately funded teams competing in the $30 million Google Lunar X Prize may perform vital prospecting work that will lay the foundation for large-scale exploitation of moon water, leading to cheaper and space exploration, the idea goes.
"This is like the gold rush that led to the settlement of California," Phil Metzger, a physicist at NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida, said in a statement. "This is the water rush."
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