Not bone-dry after all: the moon holds water

New moon studies turn up water on and under the lunar surface

By Stephen Ornes, 13:52 PM October 8, 2009




This just in: There’s water on the moon. Scientists have suspected as much for several years, but a group of recent studies give the best evidence yet. Earlier studies suggested the water was frozen in icy patches at the moon’s poles, but these new studies suggest there’s a tiny amount of water all over the moon, more than scientist had believed. The new studies have found signs of water both on the moon’s surface and in its interior.


“This is the first detection of water on the moon and w...

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