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NASA confirms water found on the Moon

Two separate studies published in the Nature Astronomy have discovered the signature of liquid water trapped in glass or between grains of sand on the surface of the Moon.

While it was previously believed that water could exist in a frozen state on the Moon's poles and sections that aren't exposed to the sun, these studies detected liquid water molecules in a sunlit region.

With access to water on the Moon, hopes have been raised for the habitation of the Moon along with further exploration.

Do you think we will have a moon base established within the next decade?


Based on lunar rock samples returned to Earth during the Apollo missions, scientists know that the moon's soil, or regolith, contains about 40 to 45 percent oxygen by weight. This makes oxygen the most abundant element on the moon's surface. But harvesting it is difficult.

On Earth, Oxygen concentrations are much higher in air, which is about 21% oxygen, than in water, which is a tiny fraction of 1 percent oxygen. Where the air and water meet, this tremendous difference in concentration causes oxygen molecules in the air to dissolve into the water.

I imagine that water on the moon is not drinking water.