A Chinese lunar lander found water on the Moon — and now we know where it came from.

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A Chinese lunar lander found water on the Moon — and now we know where it came from.

Published Thursday 16 June 2022

China’s Chang’E-5 lunar lander made the first ever on-site measurement of water in lunar soil in 2020, but questions remained about where the water came from.In a new paper published in the journal Nature Communications, researchers analyzing the samples on Earth have an answer as to where the water came from: The Moon.It’s not as obvious an answer as it seems.Water and hydroxyl — the latter consisting of a single hydrogen atom paired with an oxygen atom, instead of the two hydrogen to one oxygen of water — had been found in samples of lunar regolith taken by the Apollo...

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