24/09/2009

Water on Moon

Three separate lunar missions probing the moon have found evidence of water concentrated at the poles.

 

The reports, to be published in the September 25 issue of the journal Science show, solar winds actively move the water around, forming and reforming as particles mixed up in the dust on the surface of the moon.

 

This finding come just weeks before the launch of NASA's LCROSS satellite aimed at one of the shadowed craters on the moon's South Pole to explore evidence of ice deposits.

 

Coming days will see a lot of speculation on the lunar water and the reason why NASA held on to these findings for so long.