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    • CommentTimeNov 14th 2009
    Whoa I just tuned into piratecatradio to hear from
    danamckenzie that we've found water. on. the. moon.

    Read more about this at his blog and at and right from the hoss' mouth at:

    I'm terribly excited. Any errors are in my understanding of the subject.

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    Yup. It's all of the awesome I expected since India picked up on it a year ago.

    I read about it via a chappy from NASA saying "LOT'S OF WATER! W00T!"...ok, so maybe he didn't say exactly that but he did confirm the goodness that means possible [and I quote] "The NASA researchers said water on the moon could be used by a future human settlement there, not just for drinking and bathing, but as a component for rocket fuel, if manned missions are ever launched from the moon."

    Ben says? NICE!

    Edited to add: NICE as it is, possibility of manned missions from the moon in my lifetime? Limited if not nill. I best take care o' some little science lovin ones.
      CommentAuthorAlan Tyson
    • CommentTimeNov 14th 2009
    "Water! WATER! WATER on the MOON!!!"

    That's what I've been shouting for the last 12 hours. I think my friends are getting a little sick of it.

    Realistically, yes, the chances of another major manned mission are pretty slim, but even if this just means it makes unmanned missions to, say, the asteroids and the Jovian moons easier and more likely, that's good enough for me. Mars is good and all, but what I'm really interested in are Europa and Ganymede.
    • CommentAuthorchris g
    • CommentTimeNov 14th 2009
    FIRST ORDER OF BIZNESS: One of these on Planet Moon!
    • CommentTimeNov 14th 2009
    Why not sharks. There's already a killer whale on the moon...