Water particles have been detected on the surface of the Moon by three missions, including an Indian probe.
An unmanned spacecraft will slam into the moon’s surface on Friday morning. NASA wants to know if the twin impacts of the Lunar Crater Observation and its Sensing Satellite (LCROSS) will reveal any ice or water under the moon’s surface. The goal of the mission is to search for water ice on the moon. When the twin crafts hit the lunar surface at around 6,000 mph, NASA expects “plumes of moon dust — perhaps full of ice — (to soar) 6.2 miles high above the moon’s Cabeus crater.” More than a few folks are wondering how much the soon-to-be-destroyed LCROSS costs. Answer: $79 million, according to Christian Science Monitor. Read more here