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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