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    Scientists Confirm Water on Moon

    This photo, released by NASA July 20, 1969, shows an Apollo 11 southeasterly view of the lunar far side. International Astronomical Union crater no. 308 is at the bottom of the photo. This crater is about 58 miles in diamter.  Near the center of the photograph, a small apex crater (less than one statute mile in diameter) rests on a nearby conical shaped hill, which is on the  common rim of two adjacent unnamed large craters (about 20 and 9 miles in diameter respectively). (AP photo/NASA)

    NASA / AP Photo

    No, there aren’t lakes in the moon’s craters, but scientists have found evidence that there is water on the moon, overturning longstanding theories that the lunar surface is as dry as a desert. Columbia University’s Arlin Crotts has gathered data revealing that the Soviets found water in moon rocks during a 1976 voyage, publishing their findings in 1978 in a Russian journal that went unnoticed by the West. Other trips to the moon, including the Clementine mission in 1994, have suggested that water exists on the moon, but the Soviets’ Luna-24 mission proves there’s even more than scientists thought.

    Read it at Technology Review