Water on the Moon

Proof of water on the moon

by on Nov.14, 2009, under Atmosphere

The visible camera image showing the ejecta plume at about 20 seconds after impact.

The visible camera image showing the ejecta plume at about 20 seconds after impact.

It’s BIG news. NASA found proof of water on the moon.

This is a historic moment, whether we realize it or not.

There are the frequently cited reasons, mentioned by scientists and space travel experts (such as providing a source for a sustainable water supplied colony, stocking space missions and even producing rocket fuel).

But there may be other reasons to mark this momentous discovery.

From this day forward, scientists and visionaries will be able to seriously study and experiment with the goal of producing a self-sustaining environmental shell (an atmosphere) on the planet.

I’m not a scientist, so my own ideas for “Greening the Moon” are quite basic in their concept. But there must be be people with expertise who are right now getting excited by the idea. I invite you to post your thoughts and ideas here. Perhaps we can create a community of people who see the value of exploring this concept and people who have the knowledge and expertise to discuss and plan it.

I will post some of my initial thoughts and ideas soon, but I want to get this website off the ground right away. So, this page will suffice for now. But check back soon.

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4 Comments for this entry

  • baldersmash

    Great idea you have here. It’s just a pitty that beurocracy and red tape will stiffle any decent future development of the moon. Nations will fight for a slice of that big lump of cheese and well have some sort of space WW3…

    But hey, maybe not. On getting an atmosphere stuck to the moon – good luck with that. What I can see in the future is small localised colonies similar to an Asimov description of life in the year 3000. Glass composites (organics polymers to be supplied from earth) made silicate resources from the surface of the moon can be used to creat greenhouse simulations that would limit therequirement for oxygen and therefore hydrogen. That brings us to another point – where do we get the energy? Solar? Maybe there is some uranium on the moon (anybody checked for that yet).

    How much carbon is there on the moon anyway? anybody know or do we have to send another rocket…

  • Chris

    Do you live in Massachusetts by any chance? I think you picked me up hitch hiking one time and let me stay at your house. That was 2 or 3 years ago and I still remember how awesome it was. Thanks again! Infinite God Blessings! I hope your life is going profoundly well!



    Honestly speaking this is a great idea. I am a student of Physics, Mathematics, Chemistry and Biology and would like to study astronomy and probably one of those lucky scientists who will create the lunar atmosphere. Can NASA therefore help me achieve some kind of scholarship?

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