Saturday, November 14, 2009

Water on the Moon

There is water on the Moon, much more than previously thought. NASA has made probes impact the Moon, and measurements show that the plume of material ejected from the surface contained significant amounts of water. This discovery is important for the future settlement of the Moon. Water is essential for life, thus, important for settlements. Water on the Moon makes settling it much easier and cheaper.

The impacts were made near the lunar south pole, in areas that have not seen sunlight in milliards of years. The Sun never rises high above the horizon that far south. Mountais then prevents the sun rays from getting to all areas of the surface. Think about it, in an area where you can say that there is a permanent lunar eclipse, water is found. In an odd way, just because my name is Lunar Eclips, this makes me proud.

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