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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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Q&A: Water Crisis Is Serious But There Are Solutions

Policymakers and experts from around the world are meeting this week in Stockholm to discuss ways out of what they call the growing global water crisis, with emphasis this year on the relation between water and food security. Ahead of the August 26-31 World Water Week conference, RFE/RL correspondent Eugen Tomiuc discussed some of the […]

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Massive Lunar Solar Power Tower Beams Energy to Earth

This massive astral power tower just won the 2010 Moon Capital International Design Challenge. Designed by Bryna Anderson, a graduate student from Columbia University, the concept is based on American physicist Dr. David Criswell’s proposal for a Lunar Solar Power System. It works by collecting energy on the lunar surface using photovoltaic converters and then […]

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Tons of Water Ice found on the Moon

Vast pockets of water ice numbering in the millions of tons have been discovered at the north pole of the moon, opening up another region of the lunar surface for potential exploration by astronauts and unmanned probes, NASA announced. NASA’s Mini-SAR instrument, which flew aboard India’s Chandrayaan-1 spacecraft, found more than 40 small craters with […]

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