16 Nov 'The moon is alive,' NASA says after water discovery
The mission that plunged a rocket into the moon’s surface last month detected about 25 gallons of water in the form of vapor and ice — enough to inspire hope for a lunar colony.
Scientists have found “significant” amounts of water in a crater at the moon’s south pole, a major discovery that will dramatically revise the characterization of the moon as a dead world and likely make it a more attractive destination for future human space missions.
“The moon is alive,” declared Anthony Colaprete, the chief scientist for the Lunar Crater Observation and Sensing Satellite mission.
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