Skywatch

  • July 19, 2012

    Episode 404: Moon Ice in Shackleton Crater

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    When humans establish a base or some sort of colony on another world, they'll need resources. Power and water are crucial. This applies to any Moon base that might be established, so scientists have been searching for locations that have sunlight for power and ice for water. The poles of the Moon are the right areas for such searches. New data on the Shackleton Crater near the lunar south pole suggest there might indeed be ice there.