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The early Moon was rich in water

Analyses of lunar volcanic glasses show that they are rich in volatile elements and water. If parts of the lunar mantle contain as much water as Earth's, does this imply that the water has a common origin?

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Chaussidon, M. The early Moon was rich in water. Nature 454, 171–172 (2008). https://doi.org/10.1038/454170a

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