skytalk

Water on the Moon



Image credit: NASA.gov

New data shows that the moon has more water than we thought, but is it brimming with water? Not quite, but it turns out that there is a lot more water than expected. However, the amount of water is not like what we know of Mars… the sheer size of the moon rules that out. Could this lead to bases on the moon for long term residences? Last Wednesday European explorer Mars Express made a close pass of one of the Martian moons Phobos. High resolution images will give us more information. Another craft, New Horizons, last in a series of planetary explorers will arrive at Pluto in 2015. Also, what to expect in the night sky this week.

Audio clip: Adobe Flash Player (version 9 or above) is required to play this audio clip. Download the latest version here. You also need to have JavaScript enabled in your browser.



Share this story:




Share a comment:


Please keep your community civil. All comments must follow WHYY's terms of service; WHYY reserves the right to remove any inappropriate comments. See also WHYY's privacy policy.


  • http://www.purewaterhq.com multi pure water filters

    The poor man and the rich man do not play together. Ashanti tribe

  • http://www.id-e.de/ content text service

    Cool post cheers, do you twitter?

  • Airjordan2009

    I always enjoy reading your blog.

  • http://www.dollarcarclub.com/contact.htm Tommy Diab

    There are actually numerous details like that to take into consideration. That is a great point to convey up. I supply the ideas above as basic inspiration however clearly there are questions just like the one you convey up where an important thing will be working in honest good faith. I don?t know if greatest practices have emerged around things like that, but I’m positive that your job is clearly identified as a fair game. Each girls and boys really feel the affect of only a second’s pleasure, for the remainder of their lives.


More Like This

    No matches