NASA | Water on the Moon


Published on Jun 3, 2013

Since the 1960’s, scientists have suspected that frozen water could survive in cold, dark craters at the Moon’s poles. While previous lunar missions have detected hints of water on the Moon, new data from the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO) pinpoints areas near the south pole where water is likely to exist. The key to this discovery is hydrogen, the main ingredient in water: LRO uses its Lunar Exploration Neutron Detector, or LEND, to measure how much hydrogen is trapped within the lunar soil. By combining years of LEND data, scientists see mounting evidence of hydrogen-rich areas near the Moon’s south pole, strongly suggesting the presence of frozen water.
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Moon Is Your Guide For May 2013 Skywatching | Video


Published on May 1, 2013

Luna will be between the feet of the Gemini Twins, will pass by the Beehive Cluster, near the paws of the Leo the Lion and more. Find out what you can see as you follow the Moon in May. Find out more about May 2013 skywatching here:

Moon Bound: Russia eyes lunar mission 52 yrs after 1st man in space


Published on Apr 12, 2013

Russia’s celebrating Cosmonautics Day, marking the first manned flight into orbit, by Yuri Gagarin in 1961. And, 52 years later, the country still has a big space agenda – from building a spaceport from scratch to reviving the moon program. RT’s Alexey Yaroshevsky reports.