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A "Significant Amount" of Water is Discovered on the Moon

11/13/2009
<p>Artist's rerndering of NASA's LCROSS orbiting satellite.</p>

Artist's rerndering of NASA's LCROSS orbiting satellite.

On November 13, 2009 NASA announced that the Lunar CRater Observation and Sensing Satellite (LCROSS) managed by Ames Research Center, Moffett Field, California, and its companion rocket, which impacted in crater Cabeus near the Moon's south pole on October 9, 2009, generated a "significant amount" of water

This discovery had significant implications for the support of a manned base on the moon or for the generation of rocket fuel to further space exploration. 

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