Friday, October 22, 2010

Moon Contains Huge Amounts of Water

Last year's LCROSS mission was launched to determine whether water exists at the moon's poles did show that the moon does indeed contain water, but later research shows how far off NASA was in how much there was!

The plume kicked up by the rocket, slamming into the Cabeus crater, contained a startling forty one gallons of water, almost twice what was originally suggested.

From the Yahoo article:
  • NASA Ames Research Center (scientists) calculates there could be 1 billion gallons of water in the crater that was hit — enough to fill 1,500 Olympic-sized swimming pools.
Of course the scientist's enthusiasm is metered by the knowledge that there are no plans to return to the moon in the foreseeable future.

Yahoo article from sent in by Tim Sayell here

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