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Water has been found conclusively for the first time inside ancient moon samples brought back by Apollo astronauts. The discovery may force scientists to rethink the lunar past and future, although uncertainty remains about how much water exists and whether future explorers could extract it.
Originally posted by wolf241e
Hey there Space,
I find this most unusual as well. After all this time??? Guess they forgot to do that test some 40 years ago!!!
Originally posted by space cadet
I do realize that the technology to determine if water is in a rock may have just become a reality, but if my memory serves me right I learned in elementary school that this was possible, we studied rocks here on earth and found where lakes and oceans have been, I really didn't think that looking at a moon bead would take so many years of study and technology.
Originally posted by Soylent Green Is People
reply to post by ngchunter
Actually, the water was detected the first time, but as you said the amount of water detected was below the accuracy of the instruments and techniques used. So, being good scientists, they could not rightfully say they found water, since the test was inconclusive. To say water DID exist in those samples would be performing bad science.