Some would argue scientists wouldn't use terminology like butt-ton, but those people are wrong and obviously don't know any scientists personally. They're regular people just like you and me except they make love with lab coats and safety goggles on. So yeah, apparently there might be a whole ass-load of water on the moon. Maybe even enough to build lunar pools. MARCO!
When NASA blasted a hole in the moon last year in search of water, scientists figured there would be a splash. They just didn't know how big. Now new results from the Hollywood-esque moonshot reveal lots of water in a crater where the sun never shines -- 41 gallons of ice and vapor.
The estimate represents only what scientists can see from the debris plume that was kicked up from the high-speed crash near the south pole by a NASA spacecraft on Oct. 9, 2009.
Mission chief scientist Anthony Colaprete of the NASA Ames Research Center calculates there could be 1 billion gallons of water in the crater that was hit -- enough to fill 1,500 Olympic-sized swimming pools.
Scientists hope that the discovery of abundant water may make a moon outpost a reality some day (hopefully before earth explodes). The GW hopes that he'll be able to get there first and ship all the moon-water back to earth which he'll sell to rich people for $2,000/bottle. Or -- OR -- just sell tap-water and SAY it's moon-water, which...
GET YOUR MOON-WATER HERE, FRESH FROM THE CRATER! CURES ACNE AND OBESITY! CHOCK FULL OF VITAMINS AND SPACE-CRYSTALS. FILTERED AND TINTED BROWN FOR THAT "FRESH FROM AN L.A. TAP" TASTE! COME TAKE A LOOK UNDER MY MICROSCOPE AND SEE THE MAGIC OF SPACE-WATER! OR *spit-take* JESUS -- WHAT ARE THOSE, NEMATODES?!
Last year's moonshot splashed up lots of water [yahoonews]