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  1. #1 Moon Has 100 Times More Water, New Study Suggests 
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    The moon's interior may harbor 100 times more water than previous estimates, according to a new study that took a fresh look at samples of moon rocks collected by Apollo astronauts nearly 40 years ago.

    The researchers determined that the lunar water likely originated early in the moon's formation history, suggesting that it is, in fact, native to the moon.


    http://www.space.com/scienceastronom...nt-100614.html


    With evidence recently that Mars once had oceans, it looks like there was a lot of water about in the early solar system.


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    Interesting, thanks.


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    That is only possible if you believe we truly landed on the moon and collected "moon" rocks. Still haven't seen the flag and debris left on the moon through a telescope.
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    Quote Originally Posted by KilkennyJake
    That is only possible if you believe we truly landed on the moon and collected "moon" rocks. Still haven't seen the flag and debris left on the moon through a telescope.
    Well the alternative is to employ a paranoid world view, indulge infantile conspiracy fantasies and generally attempt to abuse any intellect you have. If you choose to go down that route you are most welcome. Just don't pollute interesting threads with the resultant dross.

    Back on topic, the ancient provenance for the water seems reasonable given the strong likelihood of rapid vaporisation of volatiles from cometary impact.
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    Okay. Please, let's not turn this thread into another pointless discussion about the landing on the moon. I'd hate to move it to pseudoscience aka the loony bin.
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