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2009 Science News of the Year: Atom & Cosmos

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4:57pm, December 18, 2009

Water on the moon
The moon isn’t bone dry: Although planetary scientists had suspected as much for years, recent studies show that the surface is surprisingly dewy and the interior contains more water than previous analyses had indicated (SN: 10/24/09, p. 10). A spacecraft that NASA deliberately crashed into a permanently shadowed crater at the moon’s south pole as part of

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