Oceans' worth of water estimated in interior—"total game changer"?
for National Geographic News
Published June 14, 2010
Could this be the final blow to the theory that the moon is bone dry?
Not only does the moon's surface hold a "significant amount" of water—as two NASA crashes confirmed in October—but, a new study says, the moon's interior may hold at least a hundred times more water than previously estimated.
"If we could take all the water which is locked up in the moon's interior, it would make a one-meter-deep [one-yard-deep] ocean covering its entire surface," said lead study author Francis McCubbin, a geologist with the Carnegie Institution for Science in Washington D.C...
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Source: National Geographic