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Water detected on the moon’s surface

Buzz Aldrin on Moon, courtesy of NASA.
Buzz Aldrin on Moon, courtesy of NASA.

Using NASA’s Moon Mineralogy Mapper, scientists have discovered there is water on the Moon’s surface which they believe originated deep inside the Moon. This marks the first time lunar water has been detected on the Moon’s surface from a spacecraft orbiting it.

Scientists previously thought the Moon was really dry and that any water that happened to be in Moon rocks were from Earth contamination. Then new ways to examine water gathered from the Apollo program were developed five years ago and it was discovered the water was unique to the Moon and the interior of the Moon actually has water. The water contains minerals that are believed to have resulted from volcanoes on the Moon and they believe most of it can be found deep within the Moon’s crust and mantle.

Unfortunately for them, their findings still leave a lot of unanswered questions about the water contained below the surface. They published their findings in the August 25 issue of Nature Geoscience.

For centuries, scientists did not know for sure if there was such a thing as water in space. The scientific discovery that water actually does exist in a variety of places in space is rather recent, but did you know that a psalmist in the Bible spoke of water in space? In Psalm 148 we find these words of praise that are also prophetic:

Praise ye him, sun and moon: praise him, all ye stars of light.

Praise him, ye heavens of heavens, and ye waters that be above the heavens.

Source: Scientists Detect Magmatic Water On Moon’s Surface. August 27, 2013.


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