Friday, November 13, 2009

No Cheese, but there IS H2O on Luna!


CNN reports that NASA's LCROSS has indeed turned up water on the moon! Preliminary data collected from the Lunar Crater Observation and Sensing Satellite's October 9th impact, indicates a significant amount of water in the plume thrown up by the impactor.

Project scientist Anthony Colaprete, stated that the amount of water contained in the impact plume was about a dozen, two-gallon bucketfuls. This could be significantly good news for any future long term facilities to be self sufficient - when it comes to fuel and water, two of the most expensive commodities to transport from Earth to orbit and to the Moon.

CNN article

2 comments:

Floppy said...

Let me know when they find scotch on the moon.

Beam Me Up said...

Hey Floppy, think about it.. heat water and some of those asteroids had to have biological material in them...so what is the end product of energetic biological growth? C2H5OH shaken not stirred! heeeeeee haaaaaaaaa