Volume 91 Issue 19 | p. 41 | Concentrates
Issue Date: May 13, 2013

Earth And Moon Share Water Source

Water in ancient lunar rocks has isotopic ratio similar to Earth’s
Department: Science & Technology
News Channels: Analytical SCENE
Keywords: moon, water, isotopes

Two years ago, scientists discovered that bubbles of preserved magma in ancient rocks on Earth’s moon contained large amounts of water, a finding that contradicted the notion that the moon has always been bone-dry. Now, the same group, headed by Alberto E. Saal of Brown University, finds that this lunar water has the same isotopic composition as water on Earth, implying that Earth and its moon have a common water source (Science . . .

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