Lunar Water

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The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) recently announced that water is released on the moon during meteor showers. This historic finding was made by the Lunar Atmosphere and Dust Environment Explorer’s (LADEE) robotic mission, where it orbited the moon from October 2013 to April 2014 to collect information on the moon’s exosphere. According to Richard Elphic, a LADEE project scientist, most of the time the moon doesn’t have enough water (H2O) or hydroxide (OH) in its atmosphere, but when it passes through meteoroid streams, a lot of vapour is released. NASA states that this discovery will help scientists unravel the history of lunar water and learn more about its geological past and continued evolution.

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