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Prospects for harvesting water from moons, planets & asteroids

When the Curiosity rover discovered evidence of an ancient stream bed on Mars in late September, it was an important and reassuring discovery. In fact, scientists have found increasing evidence of water on numerous moons, planets, and asteroids in recent years—an encouraging trend for those who see the familiar substance as the backbone of a […]

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Britain to search for water on the moon

A mission to land Europe’s first spacecraft on the Moon is to search for water that could be used to help astronauts survive during future manned visits to the lunar surface. It could be the plot of a science fiction novel: a mission to find water on the moon, paving the way for man to […]

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Asteroids from inner solar system may be source of Earth’s water

Washington: Asteroids from the inner solar system may be the source of the majority of Earth’s water, a new study has claimed, contradicting the belief that most of our planet’s water originated in the outer solar system.

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Strong evidence of ‘ocean of water’ on Saturn moon

Nasa’s Cassini spacecraft has found strong evidence for an ocean of water beneath the frozen crust of Saturn’s largest moon Titan, scientists said on Thursday. The finding propels Titan into a shortlist of places including Jupiter’s moon Europa and Saturn’s smaller moon Enceladus suspected of harbouring underground seas.

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