Photos: Hunting for water on the moon

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Arecibo telescope in Puerto Rico fails to find water at lunar pole craters

Source:  Image: NAIC/Arecibo Observatory/NSF

Arecibo telescope in Puerto Rico fails to find water at lunar pole craters

2003: Scientists using the Arecibo telescope in Puerto Rico bounced radio waves into dark craters at the poles, but failed to find signs of thick ice sheets there.

 

NASA's LCROSS mission is the latest in a series of attempts to divine water on the moon – some have hinted that our nearest neighbour may be something of a watery oasis, while others suggest that view is just a mirage.

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I'm thinkin its about time to send in Dora to explore it! Various intel gathering means keep coming back showing what seem to be pockets of water ice adding up to cubic Kms of the stuff on the Moon. NASA's website tells the tale, from what was found the the Apollo Moon rocks, to multiple spectral analyses, to two different probe crash tests, etc. Besides, it only makes sense...comets and comet fragments definitely are composed of over 90% water ice. Comets impact anything and everything over time. The Earth gains the equivalent of 2 olympic sized swimming pools of water per day in that fashion.

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