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jules

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Re: Water on the moon
« Reply #15 on: March 29, 2012, 08:01:28 pm »
Bit chilly.... ::)

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Re: Water on the moon
« Reply #16 on: October 15, 2012, 07:00:31 pm »
Moon Water Mystery: Scientists Point to Solar Wind as Origin

http://www.space.com/18058-moon-water-solar-wind.html

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Re: Water on the moon
« Reply #17 on: May 10, 2013, 08:46:45 am »
From the LA Times: Moon's water may have come from Earth-bound asteroids

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The source of the moon's internal water may be meteorites that bombarded ancient Earth, not comets, as had been theorized, say researchers who studied lunar rocks from two Apollo missions.

Using rocks returned from the Apollo 15 and 17 missions, they extracted water from crystals in the rock and looked at the hydrogen isotopic fingerprint of the water - this matched ancient asteroids rather than comets.

And a similar article from Nature: Common source for Earth and Moon water
« Last Edit: May 10, 2013, 08:49:17 am by Geoff »

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Re: Water on the moon
« Reply #18 on: October 12, 2014, 12:53:24 pm »
It seems that water on the Moon, at least on the surface, comes from the solar wind.

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Almost all of the moon's water comes from the action of particles in the solar wind and not from the shattered remnants of water-rich comets and meteorites, as was once believed. So says a fresh analysis of lunar rock samples from two American moonshots.

Moon water blew in on solar wind