NASA moon crash struck lots of water

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    Splash! NASA moon crash struck lots of water
    By ALICIA CHANG (AP) – 1 hour ago

    LOS ANGELES — Suddenly, the moon looks exciting again. It has lots of water, scientists said Friday — a thrilling discovery that sent a ripple of hope for a future astronaut outpost in a place that has always seemed barren and inhospitable.

    Experts have long suspected there was water on the moon. Confirmation came from data churned up by two NASA spacecraft that intentionally slammed into a lunar crater last month.

    "Indeed, yes, we found water. And we didn't find just a little bit. We found a significant amount," said Anthony Colaprete, lead scientist for the mission, holding up a white water bucket for emphasis.

    The lunar crash kicked up at least 25 gallons and that's only what scientists could see from the plumes of the impact, Colaprete said.

    Some space policy experts say that makes the moon attractive for exploration again. Having an abundance of water would make it easier to set up a base camp for astronauts, supplying drinking water and a key ingredient for rocket fuel.

    "Having definitive evidence that there is substantial water is a significant step forward in making the moon an interesting place to go," said George Washington University space policy scholar John Logsdon.

    The Associated Press: Splash! NASA moon crash struck lots of water
     
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    Buy some moon land before the rush starts.

    This is cool, though I doubt that mankind will do much with it as we are too shortsighted as a species.
     
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    Since less than 6% of scientists will admit to being Republican, you have to give credit to those that deserve it - and we know who they aren't.
     
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    The moon landing was fake.

    Didn't you know that?
     
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    Ah, leave it to an idiot to show us that he thinks this is a partisan issue.
     
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    25 gallons.
     
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    he just cant help himself
     

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