Water exists deep inside the moon, researchers say

08/27/2013 | SeattlePI.com

Evidence of water deep beneath the surface of the moon has been found by researchers, according to NASA, which funded the study. Scientists remotely detected magmatic water, which originates from deep inside the moon, using data gathered by the Moon Mineralogy Mapper aboard the Indian Space Research Organization's spacecraft, Chandrayaan-1. "Now that we have detected water that is likely from the interior of the moon, we can start to compare this water with other characteristics of the lunar surface," said planetary geologist Rachel Klima of the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory.

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