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published by the Astronomical Society of the Pacific
edited by Andrew Fraknoi
written by Carolyn Collins-Petersen
consultant: Brian Day
This item is a podcast audio presentation about scientists' search for water at our moon's polar regions. Brian Day of NASA's LCROSS Mission discusses the water-hunting project, in which scientists blast the upper stage of a moon rocket into one of the permanently shadowed craters at the south pole of the Moon. The podcast aired prior to the mission, which took place on October 29, 2009. The resulting impact churned up debris that shows evidence of water on the Moon.

EDITOR'S NOTE: Be sure not to miss the collection of resources on the Moon that accompanies this item. Users will find an impressive and extensive set of links to books, articles, papers, simulations, classroom activities, and background information on Earth's moon.

This resource is one episode of Astronomy Behind the Headlines a web-based monthly periodical that features short interviews about the latest discoveries in astronomy and space science.

This resource was published and maintained by the Astronomical Society of the Pacific.
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LCROSS Mission, Moon crater, Moon exploration, astronomy interviews, interviews, online magazine, online periodical, periodical, podcast, reading lists, resource guide
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C. Collins-Petersen, , edited by A. Fraknoi (Astronomical Society of the Pacific, San Francisco, 2009), WWW Document, (http://www.astrosociety.org/abh/ABH03.html).
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C. Collins-Petersen, Astronomy Behind the Headlines: Water on the Moon, , edited by A. Fraknoi (Astronomical Society of the Pacific, San Francisco, 2009), <http://www.astrosociety.org/abh/ABH03.html>.
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Collins-Petersen, C. (2009, November 30). Astronomy Behind the Headlines: Water on the Moon. Retrieved September 20, 2014, from Astronomical Society of the Pacific: http://www.astrosociety.org/abh/ABH03.html
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Collins-Petersen, Carolyn. Astronomy Behind the Headlines: Water on the Moon. Edited by Andrew Fraknoi. San Francisco: Astronomical Society of the Pacific, November 30, 2009. http://www.astrosociety.org/abh/ABH03.html (accessed 20 September 2014).
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Collins-Petersen, Carolyn. Astronomy Behind the Headlines: Water on the Moon. Ed. Fraknoi, Andrew. San Francisco: Astronomical Society of the Pacific, 2009. 30 Nov. 2009. 20 Sep. 2014 <http://www.astrosociety.org/abh/ABH03.html>.
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Is Associated With http://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/LCROSS/main/prelim_water_results.html

This NASA news release dated 11/09/2009 confirms that the LCROSS Mission indicates the presence of water on the south pole of the Moon.

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Is Associated With http://www.nasa.gov/home/hqnews/2010/mar/HQ_10-055_moon_ice.html

This NASA news release dated 03/01/2010 confirms that radar aboard India's Chandrayaan-1 spacecraft located ice deposits at the Moon's north pole, further evidence of water on the Moon.

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Supplements NASA ARES Project: Exploring the Moon

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