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Ice From Underground Lava Tubes Offers Possible Water Supply for Moon Missions

Data from NASA’s Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter has revealed the presence of tunnels at the moon’s north pole that were once filled with lava but now store potentially vast quantities of frozen water.

Updated On 01/19/2018 at 04:12PM EST
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Series of images showing the location of some of the newly discovered lava tube skylight candidates at Philolaus Crater near the north pole of the moon | NASA/LunarReconnaissanceOrbiter/SETI Institute/Mars Institute/PascalLee

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