Just when we were starting to get over the shock that parts of the moon’s surface are wetter than the Sahara Desert, a new study reports that the lunar interior is sopping wet, too. (Freedom News)
- Now, new research has found that the moon’s insides are likely as wet as the Earth’s
- “The fact that these [samples] have terrestrial levels of water is really a stunner.”
- But co-author Thomas Weinreich, at the time a freshman at Brown University, spotted some while poring over the Apollo 17 samples.... “A kid a year out of high school found these for us,” Hauri told SPACE.com “That was pretty amazing in and of itself.”
- The researchers reported their results today (May 26) in the journal Science.
- Where did the moon’s surface water come from? (in permanently shadowed craters)
- Researchers will likely need a sample-return mission to figure out where the surface water actually came from, Hauri said.
I wish I could find a demo of someone baking some water out of lunar samples. It was eye opening.
The collision mentioned above is also known as The Big Whack.