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Water on Moon

Lunar Water May Help Explain Moon's Origin

The Huffington Post | Sara Gates | Posted 08.27.2013 | Science

Scientists may be one step closer to solving the mystery of lunar water. While many think of the moon as dry, a recent analysis of data collected b...

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...

Massive Moon Crater May Hold Ice--Or Something Else

Posted 06.21.2012 | Science

By: Charles Q. Choi Published: 06/20/2012 01:08 PM EDT on SPACE.com A crater on the moon that is a prime target for human exploration may be tanta...

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, Mars

Reuters | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology

Ice deposits at least 6 feet thick can be found in some small craters on the moon, researchers reported Monday in one of two studies showing more evi...

Water On Moon 2010: Amount Found Could Sustain Human Life, Scientists Say (PICTURE)

Huffington Post | Bianca Bosker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology

Hundreds of millions of tons of water have been found on the Moon, and scientists believe that this considerable quantity would be sufficient to suppo...

The Moon's Feud With NASA

R. B. Stuart | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
R. B. Stuart

NASA came forward today, not to discuss their erroneous decision to lob a Centaur rocket at the moon on October 9, 2009---but to share their probe ...

NASA Space Exploration: 9 Most Incredible Missions This Decade, 2000-2009 (PHOTOS)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology

The launch of WISE (Wide-Infrared Survey Explorer) on Dec. 11, 2009, will be one of the last notable events for NASA this decade. And what a decade...

Gold Rush on the Moon

Peter Diamandis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Peter Diamandis

From an economic point of view, water on the Moon is the equivalent of finding "gold in the hills of California." There is the potential for a California gold rush to hit the space community in the years ahead.

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."

US, China in Race to Pollute Water on Moon

Andy Borowitz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Andy Borowitz

Hours after scientists confirmed finding evidence of water on the moon, the United States and China each announced ambitious plans to become the first nation to pollute the moon's water.