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NASA telescope uncovers definitive evidence of water on the moon – CNET

A telescope in the back of a 747 finally puts to rest a longstanding question about lunar water.



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Eleven years ago, a trio of spacecraft changed our view of the moon forever. Data collected by the robotic travelers indicated Earth’s only natural satellite wasn’t a dry, dusty desert as we’d long believed. The spacecraft picked up the telltale chemical signature of water. Our moon wasn’t soaking — but it was damp.
Scientists couldn’t pull apart the chemical signature to definitively say how much was “molecular” water, the stuff we know as H2O, and how much was hydroxyl, a molecule that’s one…

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