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Moon Water

Where Did Moon Get Its Water?

Posted 05.10.2013 | Science

By: Charles Q. Choi Published: 05/09/2013 02:06 PM EDT on SPACE.com Water deep inside Earth and the moon may originate from the same source: ancie...

Moon Rock Finding Puts Longstanding Lunar Theory In Doubt

Posted 02.19.2013 | Science

By: Elizabeth Howell Published: 02/19/2013 09:49 AM EST on SPACE.com The discovery of "significant amounts" of water in moon rock samp...

What Lunar Rocks Reveal About Cataclysm That Created Moon

Posted 10.18.2012 | Science

By: Jesse Emspak, SPACE.com Contributor Published: 10/17/2012 01:10 PM EDT on SPACE.com Water on the moon boiled away in massive quantities in a ...

Lunar Water Mystery May Have Been Solved

Posted 10.15.2012 | Science

By: Charles Q. Choi Published: 10/15/2012 11:14 AM EDT on SPACE.com Glass beads within moon rocks suggest that water seen on the lunar surface ori...

9 Things That Have Changed More Than Apple's iPhone

The Huffington Post | Betsy Isaacson | Posted 09.14.2012 | Technology

Let's be serious: the iPhone hasn't changed much in the last 5 years. Whether you bought the original iPhone or are waiting to pick up your new iP...

How Was The Moon Formed?

The Huffington Post | Dean Praetorius | Posted 07.27.2011 | Green

When scientists discovered water on the moon in 2009 it seemed like a big step, but it may have been just the beginning of a deeper look into the orig...

Moon's 'Treasure Chest' Includes Silver

Yahoo! News UK | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology

Lunar soil is richer than previously thought, with traces of silver among the complex mix of elements and compounds found within one of the moon's cra...

Moon 'Bombing' Turns Up Double The Water Initially Measured

AP | ALICIA CHANG | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology

LOS ANGELES — When NASA blasted a hole in the moon last year in search of water, scientists figured there would be a splash. They just didn't kn...

Moon Water Dreams Evaporate

wired.com | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology

The inside of the moon might not be all wet after all. A new study suggests that, contrary to recent work, the lunar interior is as bone-dry as scient...

Moon Has Enough Water For 'Lunar Ocean'

news.nationalgeographic.com | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology

Not only does the moon's surface hold a "significant amount" of water--as two NASA crashes confirmed in October--but, a new study says, the moon's int...

Water On Moon: NASA LCROSS Discovers 'Significant' Amounts Of Water (PHOTOS)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology

NASA announced that a "significant" amount of water has been found on the moon, following the LCROSS mission to "bomb" the moon earlier this year. ...

Moon Water: Probes Find H20 Traces In Dirt

AP | SETH BORENSTEIN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

The moon isn't the dry dull place it seems. Traces of water lurk in the dirt unseen.

Three different space probes found the chemical signature of water all over the moon's surface, surprising the scientists who at first doubted the unexpected measurement until it was confirmed independently and repeatedly.

It's not enough moisture to foster homegrown life on the moon. But if processed in mass quantities, it might provide resources – drinking water and rocket fuel – for future moon-dwellers, scientists say. The water comes and goes during the lunar day.

It's not a lot of water. If you took a two-liter soda bottle of lunar dirt, there would probably be a medicine dropperful of water in it, said University of Maryland astronomer Jessica Sunshine, one of the scientists who discovered the water. Another way to think of it is if you want a drink of water, it would take a baseball diamond's worth of dirt, said team leader Carle Pieters of Brown University.

"It's sort of just sticking on the surface," Sunshine said. "We always think of the moon as dead and this is sort of a dynamic process that's going on."