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Traces of ancient lunar water

The presence of water in lunar volcanic rocks has been attributed to delivery after the Moon formed. Water detected in rocks from the ancient lunar highlands suggests that the Moon already contained water early in its history, and poses more challenges for the giant impact theory of Moon formation.

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Figure 1: Watery Moon.



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Hauri, E. Traces of ancient lunar water. Nature Geosci 6, 159–160 (2013).

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