Water in the Moon

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Scientists believe they have found water under the moon´s surface. From the Telegraph:

It was generally assumed that the Moon was a fairly dry lump of rock, although ice still exists at the poles.

Both Nasa and the European Space Agency are keen to establish a lunar base to act as a stepping stone for the rest of the Solar System, and have been looking into whether water could be mined.

“Other studies have suggested the presence of water ice in shadowed regions at the lunar poles, but the pyroclastic deposits are at locations that may be easier to access,” said Dr Shuai Li, formerly of Brown University, and now at the University of Hawaii.

“Anything that helps save future lunar explorers from having to bring lots of water from home is a big step forward, and our results suggest a new alternative.”

Science Fiction movies are becoming more and more of a reality.

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Remember 2001: Space Odyssey , we may encounter a large slab as well on the moon!!!!

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A Harvest Moon over Mt. Fuji, Japan

 

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I adore pictures of the moon juxtaposed to Earthly landmarks such as this photo of the moon over Mount Fuji in Japan. I admire the patience a photographer must have in order to capture that precise moment when a celestial body is in a unique position above or around trees, mountain tops, water, etc. I also love photos taken from the International Space Station.

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A photo can bring to the mind beautiful poetry or ideas that can be life-changing. I miss the old fashion cameras in which you had to place film, keep track of the number of pictures taken, then bring them to be developed or develop them yourself. Digital is nice and brings access to things not before available, but certain things were nice to do on my own, for instance, having actual prints I had to develop.