Volcanoes may have
deposited sheets of ice on the lunar surface, according to new research.
New research from the University
of Colorado Boulder shows that volcanoes may have deposited sheets of ice on the surface of the moon up to hundreds of feet thick.
The discovery could
have major benefits for astronauts as they will require water to drink and for rocket fuel.
The research, published in the
peer-reviewed Planetary Science Journal, used computer simulations to simulate the lunar surface conditions before life on Earth.
It found that
volcanoes spewed water vapor that formed ice on the moon, which still be in lunar craters.
The study adds
to increasing evidence that there may be more water on the moon than previously believed.