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NASA Discovers Massive Amounts of Ice on Moon

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It turns out the LCROSS spacecraft’s discovery of water ice at the moon’s south pole wasn’t the whole story.

Scientists now have detected massive amounts of ice deposits near the moon’s north pole as well, using data from a NASA radar aboard India’s Chandrayaan-1 spacecraft–and this time, it’s much more ice.

NASA said in a statement that the Mini-SAR instrument, which is a lightweight, synthetic “aperture radar,” discovered over 40 craters filled with water ice between one and 9 miles in diameter.

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