NASA: Water found in moon crater

NASA Water found in moo

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November 13, 2009 20:57
moon water on moon 248.88

moon water on moon 248.88. (photo credit: AP / NASA)

 
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It turns out there's plenty of water on the moon - at least near the lunar south pole, scientists said Friday. "Indeed, yes, we found water. And we didn't find just a little bit, we found a significant amount," said Anthony Colaprete, a principal project investigator at NASA's Ames Research Center. The discovery came from an analysis of data from a spacecraft NASA intentionally crashed into the moon last month. Colaprete estimated the impact kicked up at least 95 liters of water. Significant water would make it easier to set up a base camp for astronauts. Previous spacecraft have detected the presence of hydrogen in lunar craters near the poles. In September, scientists reported finding tiny amounts of water mixed into the lunar soil all over the lunar surface. The mission actually involved two moon shots. First, an empty rocket hull slammed into Cabeus crater. The shepherding spacecraft recorded the drama live before it also crashed into the same spot minutes later.

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