Eos, Transactions American Geophysical Union

Lunar Prospector finds more water on Moon

Authors

  • Randy Showstack


Abstract

The Moon's north and south poles may contain about 6 billion metric tons of water ice, say scientists studying data from NASA's Lunar Prospector mission.

An initial estimate in March suggested a total of 300 million metric tons of water ice at the poles. (See Eos, March 17, 1998).

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