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NASA Announces the Discovery of Water in the Sunlit Parts of the Moon – Universe Today

A new study, based on SOFIA data, has found that water can exist in sunlit areas on the Moon, not just in permanently-shadowed craters!



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For decades, astronomers have speculated that there may be water on the Moon. In recent years, this speculation was confirmed one orbiting satellite after another detected water ice around the Moon’s southern polar region. Within this part of the lunar surface, known as the South-Pole Aitken Basin, water ice is able to persist because of the many permanently-shadowed craters that are located there.
But until now, scientists were operating under the assumption that lunar water was only to be found…

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