Tons of Water Ice Found on the Moon’s North Pole

Full Moon. Photo: Bresson ThomasThanks to Coast to Coast AM for posting this article to their Twitter feed. By Tariq Malik for Space.com:

Vast pockets of water ice numbering in the millions of tons have been discovered at the north pole of the moon, opening up another region of the lunar surface for potential exploration by astronauts and unmanned probes, NASA announced Monday.

A NASA radar instrument on an Indian moon probe found evidence of at least 600 million metric tons of water ice spread out on the bottom of craters at the lunar north pole. It is yet another supply of lunar water ice, a vital resource that could be mined to produce oxygen or rocket fuel to support a future moon base, NASA officials said.

More than 40 craters ranging from 1 mile (2 km) to 9 miles (15 km) wide were found harboring the water ice, which was detected using NASA’s Mini-SAR radar instrument on India’s Chandrayaan-1 lunar orbiter. The instrument is also known as Mini-RF in NASA parlance.

“After analyzing the data, our science team determined a strong indication of water ice, a finding which will give future missions a new target to further explore and exploit,” said Jason Crusan, program executive for the Mini-RF Program for NASA’s space operations program in Washington, D.C., in a statement…

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  • Word Eater

    I can't wait until I can buy bottled Moon water.

    It'll be better because it will be from the moon.

    • the disinformed one

      Me too! It will be so awesome to drink water that used to be in space…
      Mmmm…Lunar water.

  • Urawierdo

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  • Urawierdo

    this is bogus fucking blow every government official up they are lying stinking fucking retards and the shag goats and rape there mothers hahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahaha every world leader will die if they do not tell the truth about anything contradictory they have spoke about

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