View Full Version : Water on the Moon Could be Bad News for Future Lunar Astronomy

2010-Sep-20, 11:50 PM
The recent discovery of water on the Moon may have a serious impact on future plans for lunar based astronomy. Space scientists from the Chinese Academy of Sciences have calculated that the scattering caused by molecules vaporized in sunlight could heavily distort observations from telescopes mounted on the Moon. (...)Read the rest of Water on [...]

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2010-Sep-23, 07:23 PM
The reduction in financial stress that could be gained with a source of water on the Moon should offset what little, if any, "atmospheric" effects that may be encountered.

Solar wind alone should minimize much of this, right?