Posted on Monday, 29 March, 2010 | 15 comments| News tip by: Still Waters
Image credit: NASA
Scientists have so far discovered three different types of water on the moon where once there was thought to be none.
Paul Spudis of the Lunar and Planetary Institute explained: "We have Mini-SAR's thick lenses of nearly pure crater ice, LCROSS's fluffy mix of ice crystals and dirt, and M-cube's thin layer that comes and goes all across the surface of the moon."
"Since the surprise discovery last year of trace amounts of water on the moon, scientists have been redefining their concept of Earth's rocky neighbor."