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Water on the moon
« on: March 20, 2010, 08:21:46 am »
An interesting article about the amount of water on the moon:

http://www.physorg.com/news188149607.html

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Re: Water on the moon
« Reply #1 on: March 20, 2010, 02:11:01 pm »
Thanks Geoff  :)

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Re: Water on the moon
« Reply #2 on: June 15, 2010, 08:43:55 pm »

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Re: Water on the moon
« Reply #3 on: July 22, 2010, 09:19:04 am »
And another.
Researchers discover water on the moon is widespread, similar to Earth's.
« Last Edit: July 23, 2010, 10:55:01 am by jules »

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Re: Water on the moon
« Reply #4 on: July 22, 2010, 09:53:36 am »

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Re: Water on the moon
« Reply #5 on: July 22, 2010, 11:20:48 pm »
Thanks Geoff,

Very interesting :)

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Re: Water on the moon
« Reply #6 on: July 26, 2010, 10:23:32 am »
Thanks for the link, Geoff

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Re: Water on the moon
« Reply #7 on: August 06, 2010, 10:08:32 am »
And yet another article about water on the Moon, today.

http://news.discovery.com/space/moon-water-rocks.html#mkcpgn=rssnws1

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Re: Water on the moon
« Reply #8 on: October 22, 2010, 01:24:18 am »
« Last Edit: October 22, 2010, 04:08:17 am by Tom128 »

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Re: Water on the moon
« Reply #9 on: October 22, 2010, 07:47:41 am »
Lots of news today about the results from LCROSS - here's another:

http://www.networkworld.com/community/blog/nasa-moon-has-chemistry-be-human-space-outpos

Quote: NASA LCROSS mission shows lots of water along with methane, ammonia, hydrogen gas, carbon dioxide carbon monoxide, sodium, mercury and silver all reside on the Moon

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Re: Water on the moon
« Reply #10 on: May 27, 2011, 02:40:49 pm »
An article from the Bad Astronomer: The Moon is wetter than we thought

Quote from: Phil Plait
Except now we see more water. Clearly something is amiss. To be honest, I think the Giant Impact Hypothesis is still the best thing going — it really does have a lot of explanatory power — but it looks like we missed something.
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Re: Water on the moon
« Reply #11 on: July 21, 2011, 06:54:33 pm »
I'm at the NASA Lunar Science Institute's Lunar Science Forum, and there is a lot of discussion about water on the Moon going on. The big debate now is where did the water come from? Did it come from the interior with volcanic lava (as it does today on Earth) or did it come from the solar wind and get "stuck" on regolith grains?

For those who are interested, here is a link to the abstract of one pertinent talk:
http://lunarscience2011.arc.nasa.gov/new-lunar-water-debate-surface-phenomenon-vs-internal-processing

My understanding is that this issues is not yet solved...

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Re: Water on the moon
« Reply #12 on: March 28, 2012, 08:10:57 pm »
And the debate continues.

A Scientific Dispute


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A team of scientists on NASA’s Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO) mission claim that their new neutron mapping shows that locations of high hydrogen content are not well correlated with dark areas near the poles of the Moon.

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Re: Water on the moon
« Reply #13 on: March 29, 2012, 07:33:30 am »
Thanks for the update, Jules.

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Re: Water on the moon
« Reply #14 on: March 29, 2012, 04:39:11 pm »
There's enough for a bath though?