Saturday, May 28, 2011

Scientists detect Earth-equivalent amount of water within the moon

so much, in fact, that in some places it rivals the amount of water found within the Earth.

The finding from a scientific team including Brown University comes from the first measurements of water in lunar melt inclusions. Those measurements show that some parts of the lunar mantle have as much water as the Earth’s upper mantle.

Lunar melt inclusions are tiny globules of molten rock trapped within crystals that are found in volcanic glass deposits formed during explosive eruptions.

-moon may have more water than believed-

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