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Lunar water from the solar wind

The surface of the Moon is not totally devoid of water. Analyses of lunar soils reveal that impact glasses contain significant amounts of water, with an isotopic composition that is indicative of an origin from the solar wind.

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Figure 1: Lunar sampling site for sample 64501.



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Chaussidon, M. Lunar water from the solar wind. Nature Geosci 5, 766–767 (2012).

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