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Scientists Detect Earth-Equivalent Amount of Water Within the Moon

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posted on May, 26 2011 @ 08:26 PM
Well well well, look what they "recently" discovered. Does anyone believe this is a "new" discovery?
Or am I being a paranoid conspiracy theorist?

There is water inside the moon -- so much, in fact, that in some places it rivals the amount of water found within Earth.
The finding from a scientific team including Brown University comes from the first-ever measurements of water in lunar melt inclusions. Those measurements show that some parts of the lunar mantle have as much water as Earth's upper mantle.
Lunar melt inclusions are tiny globules of molten rock trapped within crystals that are found in volcanic glass deposits formed during explosive eruptions. The new finding, published this week in Science Express, shows lunar magma water contents 100 times higher than previous studies have suggested.

posted on May, 26 2011 @ 08:31 PM
Thats amazing.
Could there be life right under our noses ?
So the moon can be habitable or is.

posted on May, 26 2011 @ 08:33 PM
reply to post by Scoriada

Did you happen to notice this thread?:

posted on May, 26 2011 @ 08:44 PM
I think I should clarify the misleading headline (not the OP's fault, I know!)..

What it means by "the same amount of Wtaer held within the earth" is that the molten rock in the core holds the same amount of water as the molten rock in the core of our planet, not the amount of water on it's surface.

They have discovered this by examining teeny weeny bits of magma locked inside crystals that was blasted out billions of years ago in a Lunar volcano. Most Magma would lose its water content immediately upon reaching the surface, for obvious reasons, but these little lumps didn't because they were locked into crystals, preventing the evaporation. They have studied these little lumps and, by extrappolating the water content in them, have determined that the inner rocks of the moon contain as much as the inner rocks of the earth.....

To put it into context, the amount of water we're talking about here is about the same as the amount found in the Carribbean.

posted on May, 26 2011 @ 08:45 PM
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