Today is Tuesday, October 27, 2020. Here’s what you need to know:

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Lunar water has existed for some time, but safe drinking water was a different question, at least until recently. Scientists at NASA have spotted about 12 ounces of water in a cubic meter of soil from one of the biggest craters visible from Earth. While scientists knew there was some form of hydration, the confirmation of water poses various opportunities following the upcoming launch in 2024 in terms of the Artemis program. The program in question seeks to establish a human colony by the end of the decade beginning with the 2024 launch.

In a press conference on Monday, Paul Hertz, director of the astrophysics division at NASA, announced the discovery and acknowledged the challenges to come in the knowledge of lunar surfaces. He also emphasized the “intriguing questions about resources relevant for deep space exploration.” 

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