Monday, October 27, 2008

A False Chill

False Chill from Lunar Ice Reports - Astrobotic on Google Lunar X PRIZE teams site - Results from the Japanese lunar orbiter that no ice lakes exist at the lunar poles were what most experts expected it to find. ... Surface rovers, such as those Astrobotic will operate, will be able to directly confirm the presence of water (and/or other volatiles delivered by cometary impacts) as well as whether there are local concentrations of volatiles that would be more rewarding to recover.