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Data from NASA's Messenger spacecraft bolsters the case that ice lines the inside of polar craters on Mercury.
Data gathered from NASA radar aboard an Indian spacecraft indicate that more than 40 of the moon's craters, permanently in shadows, contain as much as 600 million cubic meters of ice.
Deliberate crash of an empty rocket stage in a permanently shadowed crater near the moon's south pole last month kicked up definitive signs of water ice, scientists say.
Turns out when we blew up the moon a few weeks ago, we found water! Yay! The bottled water companies are presumably planning their trips now. THIS is how we motivate us to get back to the moon!
In a brute-force search for lunar ice, NASA sent two spacecraft crashing to the moon Friday in a $79 million attempt to blast out suspected ice-bearing soil for detailed analysis.
Recent data from three spacecraft provide clear evidence of lunar water, while a Mars orbiter discovers huge ice sheets buried on the Red Planet.
NASA's Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter was maneuvered into a 31-mile-high mapping orbit Tuesday, and scientists say it's already providing data about possible water ice deposits.
Founder Guy Laliberté plans to stage a global extravaganza during his stay aboard the International Space Station next month to raise awareness of water issues.
The space agency thinks ice on the moon could be the key to an outpost that smoothes the path to Mars. But funding could be a bigger barrier than physics.
NASA's Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter has snapped its first test images, showing the moon's starkly cratered terrain in preparation for the start of mapping operations.