The Moon Keeps Getting Wetter

Ice Found in Shackleton Crater on the Moon, NASA

"NASA's Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO) spacecraft has returned data that indicate ice may make up as much as 22 percent of the surface material in a crater located on the moon's south pole."

Researchers Find Evidence of Ice Content at the Moon's South Pole, MIT

"If humans are ever to inhabit the Moon, the lunar poles may well be the location of choice: Because of the small tilt of the lunar spin axis, the poles contain regions of near-permanent sunlight, needed for power, and regions of near-permanent darkness containing ice -- both of which would be essential resources for any lunar colony."

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