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Nasa Confirms large amount of water on moon

Friday, November 13th, 2009

Remember when it was widely accepted that the earth was flat?
Or that everything revolved around the earth?
Well now we can add a new item to that list, Remember when it was widely believed the moon was dead and dry?

Today Nasa released information on the LCROSS results that show scientific evidence that there is in fact water on the moon in some form and a lot more than ever expected.

There is still a whole lot more data left to be analyzed but right now one thing is for sure is that there is water on something that we believed was dead and dry.

A quote from the original article here:

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Permanently shadowed regions could hold a key to the history and evolution of the solar system, much as an ice core sample taken on Earth reveals ancient data. In addition, water, and other compounds represent potential resources that could sustain future lunar exploration.

Many questions are still left to be asked, for instance does the finding of water on an object in space so close to our home give us more hopes that it is more common in space that originally thought? That just increased the chances of there being life outside elsewhere drastically.

I feel that this comment on digg sums up my feelings the best.

Dear NASA,
Thanks for being awesome.
Love,
Everyone who likes science.

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