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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

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selinker
Nov. 13th, 2009 07:04 pm (UTC)
No, it means we can live in the Moon. If the Moon people will welcome us, that is.
mckitterick
Nov. 14th, 2009 03:44 am (UTC)
I hear tell that they're cantankerous types.
selinker
Nov. 14th, 2009 03:54 am (UTC)
Well, we did bomb their planet.
mckitterick
Nov. 14th, 2009 03:57 am (UTC)
Hey,now: Either you're with us or again' us.
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mckitterick
Nov. 14th, 2009 03:45 am (UTC)
Ha!
ericreynolds
Nov. 14th, 2009 03:20 am (UTC)
I think it's exciting.

To drink, to make rocket fuel, etc., and to live there.
mckitterick
Nov. 14th, 2009 03:43 am (UTC)
Exact-amundo! How appropriate of a subject, too, considering tomorrow's event, eh? :-D
garyomaha
Nov. 14th, 2009 02:45 pm (UTC)
I can only imagine the marketing some day...MOON WATER!
mckitterick
Nov. 14th, 2009 05:30 pm (UTC)
Awesome - I can see it!
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