Moon breakthrough as ABUNDANCE of water paves way for alien discovery and colonisation

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How the moon village may look

A new study revealed water levels in analysed volcanic crystals were similar to those on Earth.

The discovery was made when experts from Brown University in the US tested crystals from Earth’s natural satellite that were taken during the Apollo 15 and 17 missions in the 1970s.

Writing in their paper published in Nature Geoscience: “The nearly ubiquitous presence of water in large and small lunar pyroclastic deposits adds to the growing evidence that the lunar mantle is an important reservoir of water.”

The researchers behind the study state this signifies large volumes of water beneath the lunar surface – something that will help massively with future moon missions. Additionally, most scientists agree that where there is water, it massively increases the chances of finding life.

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The distribution of water on the moon

Lead author Dr. Shuai Li, formerly of Brown University and now at the University of Hawaii: “Other studies have suggested the presence of water ice in shadowed regions at the lunar poles, but the pyroclastic deposits are at locations that may be easier to access.

“Anything that helps save future lunar explorers from having to bring lots of water from home is a big step forward, and our results suggest a new alternative.”

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“For me, the Moon village is already more or less a fact”

It had originally been thought that water would only exist on the north and south poles of the moon, but the crystals taken from all over the surface of the celestial body show that it could exist everywhere.

Anthony Colaprete, a NASA scientist who reviewed the paper, said: “The fact that they see this feature associated with the glasses tells us that there was indeed quite a bit of water in the interior of the moon when these volcanic eruptions were occurring.”

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Scientists have been looking to move humans away from Earth

Scientists have been looking to move humans away from Earth and the discovery of masses of water beneath the surface makes that more realistic.

The boss of the European Space Agency (ESA) has said previously said a base on the moon will be created “soon”.

Director-general of the ESA Johann-Dietrich Wörner says the moon village is virtually guaranteed and there are a “a list of worldwide entities” which want to get involved in a lunar-base project.
Speaking at a conference in Paris, the head of Europe’s space arm said: “For me, the Moon village is already more or less a fact.

“Okay, there is nothing on the Moon visible [yet], but there will be something visible very soon, because several of these entities are planning to go to the Moon rather soon.”

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