Recent findings suggest the Moon is much wetter than previously thought (Image: NASA)
Solar winds are known to cause a thin layer of water to accumulate on the surface by the Moon's poles (Image: University of Maryland/F. Merlin/McREL)
NASA first discovered signs of water in 2009, but they were soon dismissed (Image: NASA)
NASA's Mini-SAR instrument, which flew aboard India's Chandrayaan-1 spacecraft, found more than 40 small craters with water ice (Image: NASA)
Scientists have detected evidence of water from the moon's interior in Bullialdus Crater (Photo: NASA/GSFC/Arizona State University)
Recent findings suggest the Moon contains underground reservoirs of magmatic water (Image: NASA)
Data from NASA's Moon Mineralogy Mapper (M3) aboard the Indian Chandrayaan-1 probe has shown that there is water locked in mineral grains on the surface on our satellite's surface. Scientists had previously thought that small amounts of moisture were being generated by solar wind and other factors, but the latest findings are strong evidence that the Moon contains large quantities of its own "magmatic water" from deep within its core.
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