After meeting with Chinese officials last week, Russian Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Rogozin announced plans for a joint space exploration project. This joint venture could lead to the establishment of a Sino-Russian base on the moon. The announcement was made of April 28 in the Chinese city of Hangzhou. Rogozin told reporters:
Based on research from data collected with the MESSENGER spacecraft, NASA believes that Mercury is tectonically active. If correct, this makes Mercury the only tectonically active planet in the solar system other than the Earth.