Michael Wargo

Oct. 22, 2010

Lunar Update

Just over a year ago, the LCROSS impactor slammed into the surface of the moon. Initial results indicated the presence of water on the moon. This week, researchers unveiled a more detailed picture of lunar composition. We'll find out more.

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