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Sky News 26 Oct 2020

'Water traps' found on moon's surface

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Water could be more common on the moon than previously thought in what would provide 'everything that NASA needs' for future lunar missions.

Natural supplies of water there would allow astronauts to hydrate themselves and could provide fuel for other space missions.

Researchers have suggested that in some cases tiny patches of ice might exist in permanent shadows no bigger than a one-pence coin.


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The FBI have also been deployed to help protect a federal building.
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China successfully landed a spacecraft on the moon's surface late on Tuesday in the first mission to retrieve lunar surface samples in 40 years, said the country's National Space Administration.
The space agency said the probe had successfully landed on the near side of the moon and sent back images.
China launched its Chang'e-5 probe which is not manned from the southern province of Hainan on November 24. The mission, named after the mythical Chinese goddess of the moon, aims to collect lunar material to help scientists learn more about the moon's origins and the solar system more generally.

Al Jazeera's Andrew Chappelle reports.

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