Coyoty (coyoty) wrote,

Moon Frost

Three studies by NASA have confirmed that not only does the moon have water, it's all over the place instead of just at the bottom of craters as theorized.  The water clings to the surface like frost, evaporating when the sun comes across it and reforming when the shadows come.  It wasn't easy to detect because there's only about a dropperful of water for about a two-liter bottle amount of soil.  One theory for how the water got there is that solar wind carries hydrogen to the moon and it binds with oxygen in the soil.  Water had been found in samples brought back by the Apollo astronauts, but it was thought to be contamination from Earth.


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