OUTER SPACE

Water Found on the Moon

In a discovery that invalidates science textbooks around the world, NASA confirmed Friday that “large amounts” of water exist on the Earth’s moon—about “a dozen two-gallon buckets” worth, as one researcher put it. The evidence comes from an endeavor last month, when the agency crashed an unmanned probe into the moon’s south pole in a successful attempt to kick up ice. The results will likely mean a boon for space expeditions to discover the full extent of the moon’s natural resources and other signs of life. "We're unlocking the mysteries of our nearest neighbor and, by extension, the solar system," NASA’s chief lunar scientist explained. "The moon harbors many secrets.”