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Old 08-03-2019, 01:14 AM
 
Location: PRC
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Shadowed lunar craters could harbor millions of tons of ice. (23 July 2019)

Now scientists have used the Mercury Messenger spacecraft data to predict how much water exists on the Moon hidden in shadowed craters.

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A team of researchers at the University of California says that there could be way more ice water on the surface of the Moon than previously believed — and that could be a huge deal for future missions to the Moon.
Who knows, maybe they will even find a moon base or trees at the same time
Lunar Orbiter 3 (3161_med2)
http://www.pelicanbill.com/publicpix..._cut1_tree.png

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Old 08-03-2019, 07:31 AM
 
Location: Raleigh, NC
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Would hope so, but more evidence would be from a machine that actually lands on the south pole. Next up is India's soft-landing of their lunar vehicle and they want to look for water, hope it's successful. Israel's landing resulted in a crash landing - so all this stuff is very difficult. India's rover is set to land on Sept 7 if everything goes well.

https://earthsky.org/space/chandraya...a-moon-mission
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Old 08-03-2019, 09:04 AM
 
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Shadowed lunar craters could harbor millions of tons of ice. (23 July 2019)

Now scientists have used the Mercury Messenger spacecraft data to predict how much water exists on the Moon hidden in shadowed craters.



Who knows, maybe they will even find a moon base or trees at the same time
Lunar Orbiter 3 (3161_med2)
http://www.pelicanbill.com/publicpix..._cut1_tree.png
Trees? In the vacuum of space? You can't be serious.
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