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NASA Announces "Significant" Amount of Moon Water Discovered

November 15th, 2009 Leave a comment Go to comments

DailyTech – Mission Success: NASA Announces “Significant” Amount of Moon Water Discovered.

The Shepherding Rocket then flew through the over 350 tons of excavated material, relaying readings back to Earth, before making its own crash-landing on the Lunar surface.  After a month of analysis, NASA announced the results at a triumphant press conference at NASA’s Ames Research Center at Moffett Field near San Francisco, California.

Describes NASA scientist Anthony Colaprete, “I’m here today to tell you that indeed, yes, we found water. And we didn’t find just a little bit; we found a significant amount.”

He says an estimated dozen two-gallon buckets of water (in other words, approximately 24 gallons of water) was detected in the excavated debris — a significant amount of water.  This provides the most compelling evidence to date in thelong running debate over whether the Moon has water frozen in its rocky soil.  The composition was analyzed using spectrometers onboard the tailing rocket.

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