Preliminary data from a dramatic experiment on the moon "indicates the mission successfully uncovered water in a permanently shadowed lunar crater,"said in a statement.
"The discovery opens a new chapter in our understanding of the moon," it added, as ecstatic scientists celebrated the landmark discovery.
"Yes indeed we found water and we did not find only a little bit but a significant amount," said Anthony Colaprete, project scientist and principal investigator for the 79-million-dollar LCROSS mission.
This is very exciting news.
The project would not have really been possible w/o the participation of one man, Bill Stone, and his visionary quest to become a modern day Christopher Columbus. Here is some earlier perspective to put things into context:
Apparently, NASA took Mr. Stone seriously enough to send several satellites and rockets into the area.
The eventual plan is to turn the South Pole of the Moon into an orbital relay station for further exploration of the Solar System.
Congratulations Bill Stone.