Moon crash, splash

NASA scientists smash a rocket into the moon and discover water vapor and ice in a lunar crater

By Stephen Ornes, 00:00 AM December 3, 2009

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The plume of debris (closeup, lower left) made by a Centaur rocket crashing into a crater at the moon's south pole is seen about 20 seconds after impact in this image taken by LCROSS, the rocket's mother craft. New research reveals that the plume containe

 

The plume of debris (closeup, lower left) made by a Centaur rocket crashing into a crater at the moon's south pole is seen about 20 seconds after impact in this image taken by LCROSS, the rocket's mother craft. New research reveals that the plume containe

 

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There are many ways to study the moon: Look through a telescope, measure its movement across the sky, or watch for mountains (with special sunglasses) as it passes across the sun during an eclipse, for example. But here’s on...

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