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NASA Goddard: The Moon May Have Frost

Credit: NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center

A recent discovery of unusually bright areas near the Moon’s south pole suggests that there could be plenty of water on the surface of the moon. Scientists using data from NASA’s Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter, or LRO, have identified bright areas in craters near the moon’s south pole that are cold enough to have frost present on the surface. The frost was found in permanently dark areas, namely the floors of deep craters that don’t receive direct sunlight.