Water on the moon

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Water on the moon

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sep 24, 2009, 1:40 am

Wow. What do people think of this, and, if valid, the implications for more trips to the moon?


sep 29, 2009, 4:27 pm

This article has some more details.


"A tonne of lunar soil may yield just half-a-litre of water." Not likely to fill a swimming pool but better than nothing.

sep 30, 2009, 8:41 am

APOD image from the satellite.

Depending on the type of rock, if you are going to process it for construction purposes (i.e. a moon base) then producing water as a side-effect can only be good. Also, if 1/2 a litre per tonne is an average, then some rocks may be more productive than others.

okt 8, 2009, 3:45 pm

Isn't there something going on where NASA is going to crash a satellite into the moon and watch for traces of water in the debris cloud?

okt 8, 2009, 3:52 pm

Yes. They are bombing the moon tomorrow. Makes me queasy.

okt 9, 2009, 1:21 pm

Just wait for the retaliation!

okt 9, 2009, 2:28 pm

The live video feed was on the MSNBC.com. There was not much to see, but the reports are that the scientists are excited about the data received.

nov 13, 2009, 3:02 pm

NASA report - surprising for me.