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Water molecules detected on moon's sunlit surface, adding impetus to Artemis

1 month ago   |   By Spaceflight Now

STORY WRITTEN FOR CBS NEWS & USED WITH PERMISSION
This illustration highlights the Moon's Clavius Crater with an illustration depicting water trapped in the lunar soil there, along with an image of NASA's Stratospheric Observatory for Infrared Astronomy that found sunlit lunar water. Credits: NASA/Daniel Rutter
Water molecules have been directly detected across sunlit regions of the moon, not just in ultra-cold, permanently shadowed polar craters, scientists announced Monday, indicating the precious resource may be more easily accessible to future astronauts than previously...
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