Water on the Moon: NASA Probe Hit Pay Dirt

After a month of analysis -- and some doubt -- NASA today announced that its LCROSS lunar-impact probe mission found "significant quantities" of water ice in the floor of a permanently-shadowed crater near the moon's south pole. "We are ecstatic," said Anthony Colaprete, NASA's LCROSS project scientist. LCROSS -- an empty rocket stage that crashed into the moon on Oct. 9 while a small satellite trailing it took chemical measurements of what it kicked up -- has now been confirmed to have found...Full Story
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