Volume 86 Issue 28 | p. 34 | Concentrates
Issue Date: July 14, 2008

Moon Glass Contains Water

Department: Science & Technology
News Channels: JACS In C&EN

In a finding that counters the prevailing wisdom that the moon has always been dry as a bone, a new study shows that small spheres of lunar volcanic glass contain water. Alberto E. Saal of Brown University and colleagues studied small glass spherules retrieved from the moon's surface by Apollo astronauts in the 1960s and '70s. Although scientists have analyzed the beads numerous times over the past 40 years, they've never found any trace . . .

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