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Metal Moon Water

Posted on the 12 March 2011 by Kovmil
If you are planning to visit the moon, you should bring a filter if you plan on drinking moon water. Water ice recently discovered in dust at the bottom of a crater near the moon's south pole is accompanied by metallic elements like mercury, magnesium, calcium, silver... Now you can add sodium to the mix, according to Dr. Rosemary Killen of  NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Md.Discoveries of deposits of water on the moon were surprising because our moon has had a tough life. Intense asteroid bombardments in its youth, coupled with its weak gravity and the Sun's powerful radiation, have left the moon with almost no atmosphere. This rendered the lunar surface barren and dry, compared to Earth.The point - don't drink the moon water, you can become a robot!
Metal Moon WaterThis image is not realistic!

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