Monday, October 30, 2006

NO WATER ON MOON?

Radar observations made by the giant Arecibo radio telescope show no indication of water ice at the lunar South Pole. Lunar colonization advocates had hoped that the region could have harbored at least a small amount of H2O. Some researchers won't be completely convinced of this until boots hit the lunar regolith once again.




Shackleton crater pictured in this close-up image taken by the European Space Agency's SMART-1 lunar probe lies almost dead center on the lunar South Pole.

For more info:
www.news.cornell.edu/stories/Oct06/campbell.lunarice.html

Image: courtesy ESA

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