Lunar Polar Ice Debate Continues

No ice rinks on the Moon after all, New Scientist

"Hopes for large lakes of frozen water at the Moon's poles have taken another bashing, with new images of a prominent crater revealing dull lunar dust instead of shiny pools of ice. ... But Alan Smith, director of the Mullard Space Science Laboratory at University College London, disagrees: "If [water ice] is present at levels of just a few percent, it could be very useful for future missions. In fact, small crystals within a sandy mixture may be even easier to process."

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