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Experiment casts doubt on origins of lunar water

Experiment casts doubt on origins of lunar water

作者:暴鹨  时间:2019-03-07 02:12:00  人气:

OUR best theory of how the moon got its water has just been thrown into doubt. NASA’s Deep Impact and Cassini missions and the Indian probe Chandrayaan-1 last year reported detecting a water film only a few molecules thick over large parts of the lunar surface. It was thought to have been created by protons that stream in from the sun combining with oxygen atoms pried away from minerals in the lunar soil. Now Raúl Baragiola and colleagues at the University of Virginia, Charlottesville,