November 13th, 2009

Moon

Astro-Porn of the Day: Water on the Moon!

NASA just released news that they're positively identified water on the Moon from last month's LCROSS mission, where they crashed a rocket and payload into the Cabeus crater near the Moon's South Pole. Here's the plume:


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That water hasn't seen the light of the Sun for billions of years. Does this mean we can live on the Moon? Well, that's taking it a bit far, but it does mean that it's more realistic to consider establishing colonies on the Moon: As the Fremen tell us, water is life.

Chris