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Is life possible on the south pole of the Moon?

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The European and Russian Space Agencies are planning to send the first spacecraft to land on an unexplored area on the south pole of the Moon.

It will be one of a number of missions that might make it possible for astronauts to live on the moon.

The probe will drill deep into the ground to examine whether there is enough water and raw materials to make fuel and oxygen.

The European lead scientist for the mission, Dr James Carpenter from the European Space Agency, describes the landing site and explains why it might be possible to make a human colony.