More water on the moon
The Lunar Prospector, the tiny robot that has been orbiting the moon since January, may have discovered much more water buried beneath the lunar poles than researchers originally believed.
Feldman, W.C., et al. 1998. Fluxes of fast and epithermal neutrons from Lunar Prospector: Evidence for water ice at the lunar poles. Science 281(Sept. 4):1496.
Cowen, R. 1998. Craft finds evidence of ice on the moon. Science News 153(March 14):166.
William C. Feldman
Los Alamos National Laboratory
Los Alamos, NM 87545
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