Water on the moon

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Water on the moon

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1Toolroomtrustee
set. 24, 2009, 1:40am

Wow. What do people think of this, and, if valid, the implications for more trips to the moon?

http://www.nationalpost.com/news/story.html?id=2025894

2misericordia
set. 29, 2009, 4:27pm

This article has some more details.

http://www.thehindubusinessline.com/2009/09/26/stories/2009092650831500.htm

"A tonne of lunar soil may yield just half-a-litre of water." Not likely to fill a swimming pool but better than nothing.

3Noisy
set. 30, 2009, 8:41am

APOD image from the satellite.

Depending on the type of rock, if you are going to process it for construction purposes (i.e. a moon base) then producing water as a side-effect can only be good. Also, if 1/2 a litre per tonne is an average, then some rocks may be more productive than others.

4misericordia
oct. 8, 2009, 3:45pm

Isn't there something going on where NASA is going to crash a satellite into the moon and watch for traces of water in the debris cloud?

5varielle
oct. 8, 2009, 3:52pm

Yes. They are bombing the moon tomorrow. Makes me queasy.

6Noisy
oct. 9, 2009, 1:21pm

Just wait for the retaliation!

7richardbsmith
oct. 9, 2009, 2:28pm

The live video feed was on the MSNBC.com. There was not much to see, but the reports are that the scientists are excited about the data received.

8richardbsmith
nov. 13, 2009, 3:02pm

NASA report - surprising for me.