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NASA Briefing To Reveal Evidence of Water on the Moon - Lots of It
spaceref.com ^ | 09/21/09 | Keith Cowing

Posted on 09/21/2009 5:27:18 PM PDT by KevinDavis

Reliable sources report that there will be a press conference at NASA HQ at 2:00 pm this Thursday featuring lunar scientist Carle Pieters from Brown University.

The topic of the press briefing will be a paper that will appear in this week's issue of Science magazine wherein results from the Moon Mineralogy Mapper (M3) aboard Chandrayaan-1 will be revealed.

The take home message: there is a lot of water on the Moon.

Stay tuned.


TOPICS: Front Page News; Miscellaneous; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: moon; nasa; space; water
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Good News!!!
1 posted on 09/21/2009 5:27:18 PM PDT by KevinDavis
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To: UnbelievingScumOnTheOtherSide; AdvisorB; Howlin; Sparko; GeronL; Lawdoc; Carlucci; Zoe Brain; ...


For other space news go to: http://www.spacetoday.net
2 posted on 09/21/2009 5:27:47 PM PDT by KevinDavis (Can't Stop the Signal!)
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To: KevinDavis
The Oldest Lunar Calendar on Earth
3 posted on 09/21/2009 5:31:54 PM PDT by DaveMSmith (Be interested, not interesting: Offer a wreath, not wrath)
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To: KevinDavis

Robert A. Heinlein would be so proud (read The Moon Is a Harsh Mistress).


4 posted on 09/21/2009 5:32:31 PM PDT by Some Fat Guy in L.A. (Nope. Not gonna do it.)
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To: KevinDavis

5 posted on 09/21/2009 5:32:59 PM PDT by LibFreeUSA
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To: KevinDavis

Good News for the Chinese you mean. We’re not going there. “low erf orbit is the place to be ...” barf


6 posted on 09/21/2009 5:33:39 PM PDT by NonValueAdded ("The President has borrowed more money to spend to less effect than anybody on the planet. " Steyn)
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To: KevinDavis

Please add me to the Space Ping list. Thanks!


7 posted on 09/21/2009 5:34:06 PM PDT by NorwegianViking (Organizing for America)
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To: KevinDavis

Please add me to the Space Ping List.

Water on the moon is big news!


8 posted on 09/21/2009 5:35:29 PM PDT by july4thfreedomfoundation (The AFL-CIO and SEIU.....two domestic terrorist organizations doing Obama's dirty work for him.)
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To: KevinDavis

If true... this changes everything.


9 posted on 09/21/2009 5:36:39 PM PDT by Ramius (Personally, I give us... one chance in three. More tea?)
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To: KevinDavis

Water, water everywhere, and not a drop to breathe.


10 posted on 09/21/2009 5:38:55 PM PDT by Yo-Yo (Joe Wilson speaks for me.)
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To: KevinDavis

Did they also report any magnetic anomalies on the moon?


11 posted on 09/21/2009 5:39:26 PM PDT by CapnJack
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To: july4thfreedomfoundation

There is no water on the moon. Water is composed of H2O (oxygen). There aint no oxygen on that rock. We have been there and done that. Look , this agency is history. They failed to capture the public on the last 1 billion dollar fiasco to nowhere by trying to sell “Our brave and diverse astronuts are out there dodging “space debris””, That didn’t work any more than all the “damage report” baloney causing needless space walks in prior flights. As conservatives appalled at bloated government spending we should all demand the immediate shut down of this futile endeavor (bad pun) .


12 posted on 09/21/2009 5:44:30 PM PDT by londonfog
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To: Some Fat Guy in L.A.; All

Great book if you are not intimidated by unconventional approaches to male female relations and strong women. I started reading Heinlin in high school, was surprised to discover that he also wrote sci fi of a more adult content.


13 posted on 09/21/2009 5:49:35 PM PDT by gleeaikin
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To: londonfog

No water? Imagine, all those scientists, instruments and experiments and all they had to do was ask you. I’ll bet they feel silly about now. /s


14 posted on 09/21/2009 5:53:47 PM PDT by SunTzuWu
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To: KevinDavis
Well, if there's water in any abundance somewhere there'll be oxygen - solar collectors => electricity => electrolysis => permanent hair removal...wait a minute...I mean oxygen...

It'd be a game changer if (1) it were true, (2) the water were in sufficient quantity, and (3) if it were recoverable. Shouldn't be all that difficult to prove or disprove. I say let out the commercial contracts and start the strip-mines NOW!

15 posted on 09/21/2009 5:54:23 PM PDT by Billthedrill
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To: KevinDavis
Water on the Moon - Lots of It

Right. And lots of cheese too.

Bookmarked for future yuks.

16 posted on 09/21/2009 5:54:38 PM PDT by NewLand (What does 0bama know and when did he know it?)
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To: londonfog

Haven’t you seen Total Recall? We have to get to the alien machine, which will melt Mars’ vast quantities of ice, and then the moon will have an atmosphere!!

Or something like that.....


17 posted on 09/21/2009 5:54:42 PM PDT by Politicalmom (Charity is no part of the legislative duty of the government. -- James Madison)
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To: londonfog
Such a foolish endeavor.


18 posted on 09/21/2009 5:55:48 PM PDT by dragnet2
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To: londonfog
Right about the water but otherwise there is ice!

Here is the lunar soil as analyzed by Sen Harrison Schmidt with whom I spoke about the resources.

Mine the moon and you have silicon for solar cells! Iron which can be made into steel. Aluminum and the list goes on.

19 posted on 09/21/2009 6:02:53 PM PDT by Young Werther ("Quae Cum Ita Sunt - Julius Caesar "Since these things are so!">)
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To: londonfog

“There is no water on the moon”

So you’ve been there?

“Water is composed of H2O (oxygen). There aint no oxygen on that rock.”

Fortunately you’re wrong, apparently you’re also not a chemist.


20 posted on 09/21/2009 6:03:34 PM PDT by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: KevinDavis

No way.


21 posted on 09/21/2009 6:09:53 PM PDT by BenLurkin (Brave amateurs....they do their part.)
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To: Young Werther

maybe because of all the comets that hit it?


22 posted on 09/21/2009 6:10:47 PM PDT by ari-freedom (Fiscal conservatism without social conservatism is dead.)
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To: Young Werther

Hydrogen?


23 posted on 09/21/2009 6:14:42 PM PDT by UnbelievingScumOnTheOtherSide (Give Them Liberty Or Give Them Death! - IT'S ISLAM, STUPID! - Islam Delenda Est! - Rumble thee forth)
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To: londonfog
Welcome to Free Republic. I suppose NASA just shoulda asked you first.
24 posted on 09/21/2009 6:15:00 PM PDT by The_Victor (If all I want is a warm feeling, I should just wet my pants.)
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To: KevinDavis

/bkmark


25 posted on 09/21/2009 6:15:38 PM PDT by happinesswithoutpeace ( There was a hole here. It's gone now)
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To: Young Werther

No— Just worthless rock but how much of your grandkids money do you want to spend on that mine? I can get all the silicon you want down at my beach house.


26 posted on 09/21/2009 6:18:26 PM PDT by londonfog
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To: KevinDavis

Where there is water someday we can make beer.


27 posted on 09/21/2009 6:18:32 PM PDT by bmwcyle (We need more Joe Wilson's. OBAMA is ACORN ACRON is OBAMA)
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To: bmwcyle; All

Lunar Beer......


28 posted on 09/21/2009 6:20:22 PM PDT by KevinDavis (Can't Stop the Signal!)
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To: londonfog

you are right. I completely agree with all you have said..


29 posted on 09/21/2009 6:27:36 PM PDT by hot4plasma
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To: KevinDavis

Okay, let’s say there is water on the moon. So what?


30 posted on 09/21/2009 6:31:57 PM PDT by From The Deer Stand
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To: KevinDavis
NASA Briefing To Reveal Evidence of Water on the Moon

In other news, Democrats begin plan to tax it...

31 posted on 09/21/2009 6:33:49 PM PDT by The Magical Mischief Tour
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To: From The Deer Stand

It means that fuel for space ships and oxygen can be manufactured on site.


32 posted on 09/21/2009 6:35:03 PM PDT by The Magical Mischief Tour
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To: driftdiver
“There is no water on the moon” So you’ve been there? “Water is composed of H2O (oxygen). There aint no oxygen on that rock.

Fortunately you’re wrong, apparently you’re also not a chemist.

There is no water on the moon period.

33 posted on 09/21/2009 6:39:20 PM PDT by X-FID ( Support your local micro-brewery)
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To: bmwcyle
Whoa...beer...

I'm thinking massive underground hydroponic barley fields and hops grown by filtered sunlight. We'd have to import the yeast from the Big Rock but it'd be cold enough on the dark side to freeze a decent library.

Beer farts in a space suit. That one we'd have to work on.

34 posted on 09/21/2009 6:39:52 PM PDT by Billthedrill
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To: KevinDavis

Then, getting drunk will be ‘gone luney’.


35 posted on 09/21/2009 6:39:58 PM PDT by MHGinTN (Dems, believing they cannot be deceived, it is impossible to convince them when they are deceived.)
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To: KevinDavis

All the more reason for obama not wanting us to go back to the moon.


36 posted on 09/21/2009 6:40:41 PM PDT by Right Wing Assault
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To: X-FID

‘There is no water on the moon period.”

There’s Hydrogen and there’s Oxygen. Put them together and you got H2O


37 posted on 09/21/2009 6:40:56 PM PDT by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: Billthedrill

Lots of ‘Bean-o’


38 posted on 09/21/2009 6:41:29 PM PDT by MHGinTN (Dems, believing they cannot be deceived, it is impossible to convince them when they are deceived.)
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To: Billthedrill

Beer farts are fuel.


39 posted on 09/21/2009 6:41:38 PM PDT by bmwcyle (We need more Joe Wilson's. OBAMA is ACORN ACRON is OBAMA)
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To: hot4plasma

Thank you. If we don’t start critical thinking pretty soon we will truly be “sheeple”.


40 posted on 09/21/2009 6:44:03 PM PDT by londonfog
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To: Yo-Yo

I guess a lot of people will be like .... wow


41 posted on 09/21/2009 6:44:24 PM PDT by reefdiver (So how's that HOPE & CHANGE working out for ya ?)
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To: bmwcyle
Beer farts are fuel.

Hokey smokes, you're right! Vent it out the rear of the suit and add a little piezo-electric igniter and if you're not careful you could reach escape velocity. All right, I'm off to the patent office.

42 posted on 09/21/2009 6:48:26 PM PDT by Billthedrill
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To: KevinDavis

The Moon is a Harsh Mistress.


43 posted on 09/21/2009 6:49:12 PM PDT by Panzerlied ("We shall never surrender!")
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To: Billthedrill

My brains and our drinking.........


44 posted on 09/21/2009 6:50:56 PM PDT by bmwcyle (We need more Joe Wilson's. OBAMA is ACORN ACRON is OBAMA)
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To: Politicalmom
We have to get to the alien machine, which will melt Mars’ vast quantities of ice, ... Or something like that.....

Blue Mars tells us all we have to do there...

45 posted on 09/21/2009 6:53:45 PM PDT by green iguana
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To: X-FID
There is no water on the moon period.

Not yet... Let me throw a couple of chunks of lunar ice in my moon margarita and when it melts, there will be water on the moon.

47 posted on 09/21/2009 6:58:06 PM PDT by green iguana
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To: londonfog
As conservatives appalled at bloated government spending we should all demand the immediate shut down of this futile endeavor

I agree. Let us spend a trillion on unnecessary health care instead. Besides, we all know the moon is flat, and the astronauts will just sail off the edge looking for that non-existent ice.

48 posted on 09/21/2009 7:03:46 PM PDT by green iguana
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Okay, let’s say there is water on the moon. So what?

LEMONADE STANDS!

49 posted on 09/21/2009 7:26:54 PM PDT by Lazamataz (DEFINITION: rac-ist (rA'sis't) 1. Anyone who disagrees with a liberal about any topic.)
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To: londonfog
Mine the Helium 3 on the moon and use it to fuel fusion generators. The fusion genrators generate electricity which is beamed to earth. No pollution plenty of electricity and a giant motiviation for our kids to study math and science and engineering. They would colonize the moon and use its resources to benefit all mankind.

Dr Gerald O'Neill who formulated these plans as a Physics Professor at Princeton along with Werhner von Braun knew that the space program could be self funding and provide a profit to boot.

The return on investment, (ROI) for the average company is 10 to 15%. The ROI on the Apollo Program is closer to 700%. Own a computer? Owne a satelite TV receiver? Own a cell phone? Own a GPS receiver? All came from Apollo era inventions and created millions of jobs and incresed our GDP significantly.

Go Into Space? You Betcha!!!!!!

50 posted on 09/21/2009 7:31:00 PM PDT by Young Werther ("Quae Cum Ita Sunt - Julius Caesar "Since these things are so!">)
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