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I guess I missed this story yesterday.  NASA confirmed water on the moon. Lots of water!

I remember reading a science fiction story as a kid which took place on the moon – either The Gods Themselves by Asimov or Earthlight by Clarke – in which water was harvested from the depths of the moon to service a colony.  It was premised on the theory that the moon was originally part of the earth so is of roughly the same mineral composition.  My seventh grade science teacher smirked when I brought it up and said, “there’s no water on the moon.”  At the time Asimov and Clarke held more credibility with me, and now I know my sentiments were justified.

Thanks to tofu who sent me the above link and this one.

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