Paul Spudis

Oct. 16, 2009

Moon in Review

Last week, NASA crashed a probe into the surface of the moon in search of water, just weeks after two other teams reported finding their own clues to the presence of water in the lunar soil. We'll get a wrapup on the hunt for water on the moon.

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