NASA’s Lunar Crater Observation and Sensing Satellite (LCROSS) has provided such a dramatic affirmation of decades of speculation that there might be abundant water trapped in the Moon’s polar craters that there is already talk that the space agency should return for more detailed exploration, perhaps by lunar rovers. LCROSS’ discovery of “buckets” of water came Oct. 9 when its 5,200 lb. Centaur upper stage slammed into the soft bottom of the Cabeus crater on the south pole (Aerospace ...
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