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Water On The Moon

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

NASA announced that there is definitely water on the moon. Denton Ebel, associate at the American Museum of Natural History and curator of their meteorite collection, explains NASA's findings and what it means about the origins of the solar system.

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Comments [11]

PD from Virginia

Stephen Hawking, in his TED talk, (go to www.ted.com-search there for Stephen Hawking), states that mankind may destroy the earth over the next few hundred years. He urges us to develop the capability to colonize space if we want to survive as a species. He also states that while there is almost certainly intelligent life somewhere in the universe, it's not likely to be within 100,000 light years. It's up to us, then in our neighborhood, to continue exploring scientific, social and spiritual development for living beings. He says if we can make it for 100 years, we should be able to get viable colonization capabilities.

Nov. 19 2009 08:36 AM
Amy from Manhattan

IMHO [2]: The moon has a "purpose"?

Nov. 19 2009 01:11 AM
hjs from 11211

Elaine
MOON WATER, the water that's out of this world

Nov. 18 2009 12:11 PM
joe sheridan from Brooklyn

How do you feel about advocating deserting the Earth for a desert on a planet other than that of your origin?

Perhaps the Apollo Missions are the vodka of possibility. We leave Earth as vermin who have consumed the Earth. Having the audacity to consider spreading the virus is the least credible evaluation and judgement of humanity I have ever heard.

Nov. 18 2009 11:58 AM
john from office

Brian ask about Helium 2, and its potental

Nov. 18 2009 11:56 AM
Elaine from Baltimore

When can we bottle it to sell? ;-)

Nov. 18 2009 11:56 AM
Daniel from Washington Heights

but is there carbon on the moon?

Nov. 18 2009 11:53 AM
Yourgo from Astoria

Scientists keep talking about comets 'seeding' planets with water or maybe life.. Can Denton explain what a comet actually is and what sets a comet into such a large and unusual orbit.

Nov. 18 2009 11:52 AM
James from FLATBUSH

What will the religious fundamentalists say now as we prove more and more that we are not in a geocentric universe?

Nov. 18 2009 11:50 AM
IMHO

Isn't the moon's known purpose enough? MUST there also be life there?

Nov. 18 2009 11:46 AM
Betty Anne from UES

Could the water on the moon be because the moon was once part of the Earth?

Nov. 18 2009 11:45 AM

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