By God, there’s water on the moon! Albeit it’s in the form of water vapor or water ice or hydroxyl ions but it is there. Where it came from is another question. Scientists predict impacts from ice-rich asteroids or comets. Other stuff like carbon dioxide, methane, sulfur dioxide, and methanol were also found.

Today, when Anthony Colaprete, the project scientist for NASA’s Lunar Crater Observation and Sensing Satellite, said “It would probably be safe to say it’s wetter than the Atacama Desert,” the driest place on Earth”, I knew exactly what he was talking about.

A month ago I wouldn’t have known where Atacama desert was. Now, I do. Here are some more photos of that harsh environment that I stayed in for 5 days. Atacama Desert is in Northern Chile and truly is as barren as the moon. Now, it’s even drier.

Atacama Desert

Atacama Desert

Atacama Desert

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