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Uncovering the Moon’s Hidden Water

Researchers say volcanic deposits across the lunar surface contain water that originated from deep within.
Source: NASA / JPL / USGS

In the 1970s, the Apollo astronauts returned from the moon with tiny beads of volcanic glass they had picked out of the lunar soil. The beads are remnants of the moon’s early history billions of years ago, when eruptions spewed magma onto the surface. The magma, exposed to the vacuum of space, cooled rapidly. Some

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