The BBC examines the helium market and the persistent global shortage, highlighting its various applications and extraction methods. It delves into helium mining and its occurrence as a by-product of natural gas extraction. Additionally, it discusses the potential use of helium-3, abundant on the moon, as an alternative to helium-4, which is more readily available on Earth. Notably, China has already initiated a lunar mission to explore and potentially exploit helium-3 resources. As a result, helium-3 exploration is expected to witness significant growth in the coming years.
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