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Web Date: November 13, 2009

Water, Water Everywhere—Even On The Moon

Space Science: Researchers confirm that there is water on the moon
Department: Science & Technology
Keywords: moon, water, crater

When the National Aeronautics and Space Administration's LCROSS spacecraft plunged to the moon's surface last month, the impact kicked up about 100 kg of water in the camera's field of view—enough to fill a dozen or so two gallon buckets, scientists reported today at a press conference.

The spacecraft targeted the permanently shadowed crater Cabeus near the moon's south pole, where scientists have suspected water ice might be able to exist. Although the impact . . .

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