Tiny beads found all over the Moon could supply astronauts with water

The Moon holds more water than we thought in its interior, according to research published today, meaning humans could one day make the most of it as a space resource.

The study looked at a substance found on the Moon called pyroclastic deposits, which are made mostly of volcanic glass beads formed during ancient explosive eruptions. In the past, these have been thought of as potentially useful sources for elements like iron and titanium.

Now we have reason to believe they also contain water, that could be extracted by astronauts on the Moon.

Read more on WIRED

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