Moon Water Study Changes Formation Theory

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(KTVI) – Scientists are finding new evidence that the interior of the moon may have been damp when it was formed.  New analysis of lunar rocks picked up by the Apollo astronauts show that there may be native water on the moon.  This does not match the current theory of how the moon was formed.

The current moon formation theory is that it was created when a Mars sized object smashed into Earth.  The theory states that the collision split off anough material to form a moon.  The water on the moon is thought to have been deposited by comets and meteors smashing into the surface.

These findings were first published online Sunday in the journal Nature Geoscience.


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