Science@NASA: The Multiplying Mystery of Moonwater

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Science@NASA: The Multiplying Mystery of Moonwater

Post by bystander » Fri Mar 19, 2010 7:29 am

The Multiplying Mystery of Moonwater
Science@NASA - 2010 March 18
Moonwater. Look it up. You won't find it. It's not in the dictionary.

That's because we thought, until recently, that the Moon was just about the driest place in the solar system. Then reports of moonwater started "pouring" in – starting with estimates of scant amounts on the lunar surface, then gallons in a single crater, and now 600 million metric tons distributed among 40 craters near the lunar north pole.