For most of human history, for everything we’ve gotten right (the moon reflecting the sun’s light), we’ve gotten a lot more about it horribly wrong (we used to think the craters were caused by volcanos. Also, that aliens lived on it.) But once we landed on that desolate rock, we pretty much had a handle on the moon; dry, no atmosphere, no life. Wait, did we say “dry?” Ha, yeah, turns out THAT was totally wrong.
Researchers at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, in between going to Vols games, have found plenty of water, both on the moon’s surface, and intriguingly, below the moon’s surface. Yep, there is water coming from within the moon. Nobody’s really sure how it got there, so scientists are deferring to their usual excuse for something they don’t understand: a comet did it. They think the water may have come from comet impacts.
We suspect it’s because moon men are hiding under the surface, sharpening their blades of lunar basalt, ready to come out and really kick some ass. But that’s probably due to being off our meds schedule. It’s the fault of comets we stopped taking our pills!
[ via PhysOrg ]