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Indications of Water Ice on the Moon
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Indications of Water Ice on the Moon
Date: 4 Sep 1998

The dark blue and purple areas at the Moon's poles indicate neutron emissions that are consistent with hydrogen-rich deposits covered by desiccated regolith. These hydrogen signatures are possible indications of water in the form of ice or hydrated minerals. (Feldman et al., Science, 281, 1496, 1998.)


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