LCROSS finds lots of water in accessible places at the Moon's south pole — but we'll have to tread carefully

It is an “opportunity for the future”: an intentional crash landing onto a permanently shadowed crater on the Moon has produced evidence of large deposits of water. And that’s not all. The water is accompanied by other volatile materials like ammonia, formaldehyde, and mercury. It is most likely held within a “fluffy” lunar soil that would be easy for future explorers to dig into. And these deposits probably extend beyond the Moon’s ….


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