Water on the Moon

by Anonymous on Sep. 28th, 2009

The lunar surface: The Sea of Rains (lower plain) and Sea of Cold (upper plain) on the Moon's surface. Early astronomers may not have been completely wrong thinking the Moon's mare were oceans of water.
The lunar surface: The Sea of Rains (lower plain) and Sea of Cold (upper plain) on the Moon's surface. Early astronomers may not have been completely wrong thinking the Moon's mare were oceans of water.Courtesy NASA
Three separate sources have confirmed finding water on our Moon, according to a report in the journal Science. Although the Moon is still much dryer than any desert on Earth, the possibility of extracting water from the lunar surface could provide astronauts with a source of drinking water and fuel.

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Jason ford's picture
Jason ford says:

Ya! I have also heard about it and it is very interesting to know about.

posted on Tue, 09/29/2009 - 1:37am
bryan kennedy's picture

The comments on this Science article are interesting to read. Quite a bit of the discussion focuses on the reporting of this discovery and the western media's omission of the Indian Space Research Organization's role in this discovery. I personally find it exciting that we've got more countries in the space game, but it seems like it's taking us a while to get out of the mind set of, "space discovery = American discovery."

posted on Tue, 09/29/2009 - 10:09am

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