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Date: Nov 14 11:51:27 2009
It's Official. There's Water on the Moon

"The discovery opens a new chapter in our understanding of the moon,"

NASA says there is water on the moon and that a future lunar space station may not be that far away. 

The recent findings came after a lunar crater observation company,  LCROSS, intentionally crashed a satellite into the moon's south pole.  Once the satellite crashed, a rocket flew through the crash debris cloud and it measured for water and other data.  The cost of the mission was a cool 79 million dollars.

Project scientist Anthony Coloprete made the announcement on Friday saying, "I'm here today to tell you that indeed, yes, we found water. And we didn't find just a little bit; we found a significant amount."   

The latest discovery has one NASA chief lunar scientist saying that it could reveal more about the mysteries of the solar system.  He also says that possible sources for the h2o could be comets, molecular clouds, solar winds, from Earth, and even the possibility that the moon may create it through an internal process.

NASA's written statement went on to say, "If the water that was formed or deposited is billions of years old, these polar cold traps could hold a key to the history and evolution of the solar system, much as an ice core sample taken on Earth reveals ancient data."

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