Friday, October 19, 2018
Contact us    |    Advertise    |   Help    |   Cookie Policy    |   Privacy Policy    RSS icon Twitter icon Facebook icon
    Home  ·  News  ·  Forum  ·  Stories  ·  Image Gallery  ·  Columns  ·  Encyclopedia  ·  Videos
Find: in
This news story is archived which means that, while it is still available to view, the information contained within may be outdated and the original source site/link may no longer be viewable.

For the most recent stories, please visit either the site's home page or main news section.

Moon 'too dry to have life', say scientists

Posted on Sunday, 8 August, 2010 | Comment icon 24 comments | News tip by: Still Waters


Image credit: NASA

 
Scientists believe that despite water being found on the moon it is still too dry to have ever supported life.

A lack of hydrogen in the magma oceans during the moon's formation would have meant very little water, far too little to support life.

"Contrary to recent reports about water content in lunar rocks, the Moon may be quite dry, say scientists."

  View: Full article

 Source: BBC News


  Discuss: View comments (24)

   


 
Recent comments on this story
Comment icon #15 Posted by Waspie_Dwarf on 9 August, 2010, 0:16
If they do it right then that is the best way to the truth. But unfortunately, they make more assumptions than actually doing good science - that's the main reason their theories change every month or every year. Spoken in the way that only some one with a monumental misunderstand of how science works could. The theories change far less than you would have people believe. Many of the laws of science have been in place for centuries. When they do change it is exactly BECAUSE of the reasons that Eric gave. I repeat, just because science doesn't know everything it is ludicrous to assume science k... [More]
Comment icon #16 Posted by danielost on 9 August, 2010, 2:16
What is your point here? How does that answer my question? before we discovered those deep mine life forms that dont need o2 to live. we thought that all life forms needed o2 to live. before we found life on the bottom of the ocean all life forms needed energy from the sun to live, yes even those in the deep caves require sun light to live. there is even the argument that natural clay may be a life form. further we are working on making our own life forms, silocan based. but i have to remember you cant say anything bad about someones religion.
Comment icon #17 Posted by BurnSide on 9 August, 2010, 3:06
While unrefined, that's not a bad point.
Comment icon #18 Posted by The Silver Thong on 9 August, 2010, 3:20
None the less, we have no evidence of life on the moon. So how does that validate a religious connotation? Oh ya, no proof.
Comment icon #19 Posted by danielost on 9 August, 2010, 3:22
None the less, we have no evidence of life on the moon. So how does that validate a religious connotation? Oh ya, no proof. the religious connotation is that science knows what life is in all of its forms. i agree that the moon has no life on it. at least life as we know it. the could be bacteria on it that has carved out little caves in which it lives and eats.
Comment icon #20 Posted by The Silver Thong on 9 August, 2010, 4:17
the religious connotation is that science knows what life is in all of its forms. i agree that the moon has no life on it. at least life as we know it. the could be bacteria on it that has carved out little caves in which it lives and eats. Science has not made the assumption it knows everything about life and your attempt to make this into a religious notion because science is not all knowing is silly. I personally think if we do find life on the moon it will be in a fossilized form. Probably the results of meteors and the ejections they cause from Earth or possibly Mars (long shot)
Comment icon #21 Posted by irish614 on 9 August, 2010, 14:40
lets see 1 all life (as we know it)requires oxygen. 2 all life (as we know it)requires energy from the sun. Actually not all life requires energy from the sun look at the deep sea creatures who live in toxic environments with zero sunlight. They live off the gases in the oceans.
Comment icon #22 Posted by danielost on 9 August, 2010, 14:48
Science has not made the assumption it knows everything about life and your attempt to make this into a religious notion because science is not all knowing is silly. I personally think if we do find life on the moon it will be in a fossilized form. Probably the results of meteors and the ejections they cause from Earth or possibly Mars (long shot) your right science hasnt but dwarf has. go read his posts again.
Comment icon #23 Posted by Brakzar Break on 11 August, 2010, 5:20
I thought we knew by now that the Moon is inhabitable.
Comment icon #24 Posted by irish614 on 12 August, 2010, 13:35
http://news.yahoo.com/s/nm/20100811/sc_nm/us_argentina_lake_science -Argentine lake may offer clues to life on Mars


Please Login or Register to post a comment.


  On the forums
Otherworldly 'singing' recorded in Antarctica
10-19-2018
Scientists have captured audio of the Antarctic ice shelf 'singing' and it sounds decidedly eerie.
World's 'largest living thing' is slowly dying
10-18-2018
A record-breaking 80,000-year-old clonal colony of aspen trees in central Utah is in danger of being wiped out.
US Air Force whistleblower dies in bike crash
10-18-2018
Former US Air Force sergeant Karl Wolfe once claimed to have seen photographs of an alien base on the Moon.
City to replace lights with 'artificial moon'
10-17-2018
The Chinese city of Chengdu is working on a novel space-age solution to illuminating its streets at night.
Other news in this category
Bizarre solar system is baffling astronomers
Posted 10-16-2018 | 5 comments
Four gargantuan planets have been observed orbiting a relatively young star approximately 500 light years away....
 
Are there moonmoons orbiting other moons ?
Posted 10-14-2018 | 10 comments
A new study has looked in to the possibility that some large moons may actually have their own 'submoons'....
 
Astronomers detect 19 more fast radio bursts
Posted 10-13-2018 | 3 comments
The previously undiscovered deep space flashes could help scientists solve this ongoing astronomical enigma....
 
Astronauts will fly again after Soyuz failure
Posted 10-12-2018 | 52 comments
NASA has stated that it is still committed to using Russian Soyuz rockets to launch astronauts to the ISS....
 
Soyuz astronauts make emergency landing
Posted 10-11-2018 | 52 comments
Two astronauts narrowly escaped disaster today when their Soyuz rocket developed a problem with its booster....
 
Virgin Galactic to fly to space 'within weeks'
Posted 10-9-2018 | 7 comments
Richard Branson's fledgling space tourism firm could be heading in to space for the first time very soon....
 
Hubble in trouble as another gyroscope fails
Posted 10-8-2018 | 7 comments
The iconic space telescope has now lost so many of its gyroscopes that it may never fully recover....
 
Voyager 2 is nearing the edge of the solar system
Posted 10-8-2018 | 5 comments
The long-lived interplanetary spacecraft is set to become the second probe ever to reach interstellar space....
 
Europe's MASCOT rover dies after just one day
Posted 10-7-2018 | 9 comments
The latest robotic lander to touch down on the asteroid Ryugu had only enough power to last around 17 hours....
 
Curiosity rover switches to backup 'brain'
Posted 10-5-2018 | 4 comments
NASA engineers have switched over to the rover's secondary computer to help resolve a technical fault....
 
Neptune-sized extrasolar moon discovered
Posted 10-4-2018 | 2 comments
Astronomers have found what is thought to be the first confirmed moon in orbit around an extrasolar world....
 

 View: More news in this category
 
Top   |  Home   |   Forum   |   News   |   Image Gallery   |  Columns   |   Encyclopedia   |   Videos   |   Polls
UM-X 10.712 Unexplained-Mysteries.com 2001-2018
Terms   |   Privacy Policy   |   Cookies   |   Advertise   |   Contact   |   Help/FAQ