Friday, November 13, 2009

Water - and lots of it - confirmed on the moon.

Today one of the big stories on a lot of the news sites (CNN, and other non-science sites even!) was that NASA released results from the LCROSS impact last month. Water has been confirmed on the moon. "Indeed yes, we found water. We didn't find just a little bit we found a significant amount," said Tony Colaprete, principal investigator for LCROSS at a press conference.
When the booster hit the moon, it created a crater about 30 meters across. About 25 gallons of water was detected by instruments on the LCROSS spacecraft before it too hit the moon.
Pretty cool! May not have been much to see from Earth, but very successful and found what was being searched for.

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