Meteor Showers Hitting the Moon Reveal Underground Water

When NASA astronauts first landed on the moon in 1969, they saw a desiccated world, bone-dry and devoid of any life-giving water. The Apollo astronauts, planning to stay only a few days, had brought plenty of water for their own needs. So this finding was disappointing for the hazy plans of future lunar outposts, but not immediately concerning. Decades later, humans have learned that the only economical way to explore space longterm is to use the resources we find along the way. And lucki

Meteor Showers Hitting the Moon Reveal Underground Water

Mon 15 Apr 19 from Discover Magazine

Meteor showers dig up water on the moon

Mon 15 Apr 19 from ScienceNews

Meteoroid strikes eject precious water from moon

Researchers from NASA and the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory in Laurel, Maryland, report that streams of meteoroids striking the Moon infuse the thin lunar atmosphere with ...

Mon 15 Apr 19 from Phys.org

When Meteorites Strike the Moon, They Launch Water Vapor Into Space

Meteorite impacts on seemingly dry patches of the moon can throw up a mist of water vapor that regenerates the "exosphere" and moves water around the surface. The post When Meteorites Strike ...

Wed 17 Apr 19 from Extremetech

The Moon loses water when meteoroids smack the lunar surface

Meteoroid impacts regularly liberate puffs of water vapor from the moon, suggesting that minuscule amounts of water may lurk just under the entire lunar surface, a new study finds.

Wed 17 Apr 19 from FOXNews

The Moon Loses Water When Meteoroids Smack the Lunar Surface, Mon 15 Apr 19 from SPACE.com

Meteorite impacts are squeezing water from the moon

The moon has a hydrological cycle, but it looks nothing like the one on Earth.

Mon 15 Apr 19 from ZME Science

Meteor strikes eject water from lunar surface

The small space rocks that regularly pepper the moon are squeezing water from the lunar surface, perfuming the thin lunar atmosphere with ephemeral vapors.

Mon 15 Apr 19 from UPI

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