Amount Of Water On The Moon In Doubt Due To A Mineral ‘That Can’t Be Trusted’

April 2, 2014 5:41 PM

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Amount Of Water On The Moon In Doubt Due To A Mineral ‘That Can’t Be Trusted’

Researchers from the University of California Los Angles (UCLA), led by Jeremy Boyce from the university's Department of Earth, Planetary and Space Sciences, developed a simulation to determine how apatite forms within lunar rock. According the UCLA researchers, the apatite crystals found in lunar rock samples collected from the Apollo missions were hydrogen-rich and could be used to determine how much water is on the moon.

A 2010 study determined the amount of water on the moon was “100 times greater” than previously believed, reports National Geographic. The team, led by Francis McCubbin, from the Carnegie Institution for Science, analyzed apatite crystals, formed early on in the moon’s history when most of the moon ...

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