There is water on the Moon. We've known that since 2009 and we keep finding evidence of more of the stuff. That's not the really fascinating part about this article by Joseph Stromberg. Instead, there two really cool things that you should learn: 1) The water on the Moon probably came from Earth and 2) the water on the Earth probably came from outer space.

5 Responses to “The waters of the Moon”

  1. Dom Vial says:

    mmm, I’m sorry but Tintin discovered water on the moon (ice actually) in 1950.

  2. ” …and 2) the water on the Earth probably came from outer space.”

    Since everything on (or in) the Earth “probably” came from outer space, I suppose that it takes a special kind of person to not realize that the water on Earth also “probably” came from outer space.  Gold can only be created inside a supernova.  Yet there is gold on Earth.  The origin of Earth’s water is boring by comparison.

    • chenille says:

      Except it means the water came from space after the rest of the Earth formed, unlike most of the stuff you find here, so there’s more to it than you’re giving credit.

      • I always liked the “water came from space after the rest of the Earth formed” idea because it so obviously requires magic.  Question: What kept water from coming to Earth before the Earth had fully formed?  Answer: Magic, of course.  Nothing but magic will do it.

    • oasisob1 says:

      It’s the nuclear fusion thing again, being responsible for everything.

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