Study finds evidence that "native" water once existed on the moon

02/18/2013 | Los Angeles Times (tiered subscription model)

A new analysis of lunar soil samples from NASA's Apollo missions has found evidence that the moon in its early days may have contained "native" water. The findings, which were published in the journal Nature Geoscience, go against prevailing theories that the moon formed from the debris of a large body crashing into the young Earth, which means that any water would have evaporated in space.

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