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Water Found in Sunlight and Shadow on the Moon

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Observations by NASA’s SOFIA telescope and Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter reveal signs of water in sun-baked lunar soil, as well as in small, dark craters

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Water Found in Sunlight and Shadow on the Moon

Water Found in Sunlight and Shadow on the Moon

Observations by NASA’s SOFIA telescope and Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter reveal signs of water in sun-baked lunar soil, as well as in small, dark craters

Water exists on the moon, scientists confirm

Water exists on the moon, scientists confirm

Proof of significant amounts of H2O has implications for future lunar missions

NASA mission finds water on the sunlit surface of the moon

NASA mission finds water on the sunlit surface of the moon

There may be more water on the moon than previously believed, including on its sunlit surface, and it could be used as a resource during upcoming missions, like NASA's return of humans to ...

NASA finds water on the moon's sunlit surface for the first time

NASA finds water on the moon's sunlit surface for the first time

There are also plentiful patches of secret ice in "cold traps."

A Few Things Artemis Will Teach Us About Living and Working on the Moon

A Few Things Artemis Will Teach Us About Living and Working on the Moon

NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, Md. This will teach us how to move safely across lunar soil, known as regolith; how to build infrastructure on top of it; and how to keep ...

Fresh studies boost hopes for water on the moon

Fresh studies boost hopes for water on the moon

Scientists have been turning up evidence for the existence of water on the moon for decades, but there’s always been a nagging doubt: Maybe the source of the chemical signatures of hydrogen ...

Water Hops All Around the Moon Over the Course of a Lunar Day

Water Hops All Around the Moon Over the Course of a Lunar Day

New research based on NASA's Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter suggests that water on the moon is migrating as temperatures rise and fall.

NASA’s SOFIA Discovers Water on Sunlit Surface of Moon

NASA’s SOFIA Discovers Water on Sunlit Surface of Moon

NASA’s SOFIA Discovers Water on Sunlit Surface of Moon - SpaceRef

NASA’s Hunt for Lunar Water Intensifies

NASA’s Hunt for Lunar Water Intensifies

The space agency’s plans for sustainable lunar outposts could hinge on finding—and using—what may be the moon’s most precious resource

Here’s how we could mine the moon for rocket fuel

Here’s how we could mine the moon for rocket fuel

The Artemis program is supposed to usher in a new age of lunar mining, especially for water ice. But how, exactly?

Lunar Mining & Landing Sites

Lunar Mining & Landing Sites

Polar Terrain Type Maps In Cannon and Britt (2020) we divided the polar terrains into 9 different Terrain Types based on a simple adaptation of Matt Siegler's ice stability depth maps ...

What can we do with the water on the Moon? We ask Planetary physicist Philip Metzger

What can we do with the water on the Moon? We ask Planetary physicist Philip Metzger

​​Following a long drip feed of ambiguities and highly suggestive hints, scientists have confirmed once and for all that the evidence for water on the Moon is rock solid. So how easily will ...

Organizer of Moon Dialogs: The Implications of Dust for Resource Contention and Lunar Policy

Organizer of Moon Dialogs: The Implications of Dust for Resource Contention and Lunar Policy

The Moon Dialogs project, a partnership between Open Lunar Foundation, Arizona State University, Secure World Foundation, MIT Space Exploration Initiative and For All Moonkind, is holding a ...

Water on the Moon could sustain a lunar base

Water on the Moon could sustain a lunar base

The "unambiguous detection of water" will boost Nasa's hopes of establishing a lunar base.