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'Significant' water found on Moon
Nasa's experiment last month to find
water on the Moon was a major success,
US scientists have announced.
The space agency smashed a rocket and a
probe into a large crater at the lunar
south pole, hoping to kick up ice.
Scientists who have studied the data
now say instruments trained on the
impact plume saw copious quantities of
water-ice and water vapour.
One researcher described this as the
equivalent of "a dozen two-gallon
buckets" of water.
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