Mysterious source of water on the moon traced to Earth's magnetic shield
Some of the moon's surface water may have an Earthly origin, due to high-energy interactions between the sun and Earth's magnetic shield, new research suggests.
Two diagrams of the moon that show where water is located. A water content map of this valuable life-sustaining commodity across the moon.(Image credit: Li, et al., 2023)
High-energy electrons located in a tail of plasma around the Earth are weathering the moon and, more excitingly, seem to have given rise to water across the …