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NASA finds Water on The Moon. Still no cheese though.
13 November, 2009, 10:56 pm
Filed under: Culture, Education, Politics, Science, Space Exploration
Moonwater3_Header“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”  –  Anthony Colaprete, NASA project scientist.

On October 9th, NASA decided to pull off a feat worthy of a James Bond villain and fired missiles into the face of the moon. (In Japan they would have called it rabbit season.)  They weren’t demanding ransom (this time), but today scientists found out that we did in fact make him him cry.

NASA’s experiment was to analyze the exploded moon debris to look for any evidence of water traces buried beneath the lunar surface. Well, they found it. A lot of it apparently: LCROSS Impact Data Indicates Water on Moon. CNN reports: NASA finds ‘significant’ water on moon.

And while there is a bit of a Chairface Chippendale undercurrent to the nearly literal “defacement” that hyperbolically took place, it’s an exciting discovery. Plentiful and accessible water brings us one step closer to a permanent  base established on the surface. Now all we need is radiation shielding, gravity, controlled light levels, a working space shuttle and a workable budget for NASA.

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