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Caltech Team Finds Evidence of Water in Moon Minerals

21/07/2010

Caltech Team Finds Evidence of Water in Moon Minerals

  • Categoría Astronomía
  • That dry, dusty moon overhead? Seems it isn't quite as dry as it's long been thought to be. Although you won't find oceans, lakes, or even a shallow puddle on its surface, a team of geologists at the California Institute of Technology (Caltech), working with colleagues at the University of Tennessee, has found structurally bound hydroxyl groups (i.e., water) in a mineral in a lunar rock returned to Earth by the Apollo program.

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