Water Found in Apollo Samples
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When I returned from a week in Australia (to help welcome home Japan's Hayabusa spacecraft), my overloaded In Box was chock full of fascinating astronomy news.
Among the most fascinating was the publication of results about lunar water. Now, those of you who read S&T's blogs regularly know that H2O on the Moon has been big news recently. Last year teams of researchers used data from three different spacecraft to determine that a microscopic film of water molecules or hydrated minerals or both cling to much of the lunar surface. Then, on October 9th, NASA vaporized some lunar frost by slamming its LCROSS probe into a permanently shadowed crater.…
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