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'Much more water' found in lunar rocks

Posted on Tuesday, 15 June, 2010 | Comment icon 4 comments


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A new study of rocks returned by the Apollo missions has revealed that the moon has far more water on it than thought.

Scientists found 100 times more water existed within the moon's minerals than was previously believed and that there could be enough water on the moon to fill the Great Lakes two-and-a-half times over.

"The Moon might be much wetter than previously thought, a group of scientists has said."

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Comment icon #1 Posted by Zooty on 15 June, 2010, 14:37
So the moon IS hollow... Just kidding but where is all this water?
Comment icon #2 Posted by DieChecker on 15 June, 2010, 17:08
They were saying Mars once had a lot of water too. If it all drifted away into space would it still be there? Or did the radiation from the sun break it all up into hyrdogen and oxygen? And if the Moon can retain water, why can not Mars? It has more atmosphere, more gravity and is colder.
Comment icon #3 Posted by Tom Sawyer on 15 June, 2010, 22:20
They were saying Mars once had a lot of water too. If it all drifted away into space would it still be there? Or did the radiation from the sun break it all up into hyrdogen and oxygen? And if the Moon can retain water, why can not Mars? It has more atmosphere, more gravity and is colder. Doesn't it still have some in its ice caps...
Comment icon #4 Posted by kobolds on 16 June, 2010, 0:19
i believe it's possible that the water come from earth. every day earth leek out some steam that capture by moon while rotating earth.


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