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It’s official. There really is water on the Moon and it might be much more widespread than previously suspected. The findings of two separate studies, published today in the journal Nature Astronomy are a major boost for plans to send humans back to the #Moon. In the first study, a team of scientists led by Casey Honniball of NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center discovered the signature of #liquidwater that’s either trapped in glass or between grains of sand on the Moon’s surface. The second new study indicates that areas where water could be trapped as ice around the poles are a lot more abundant and accessible than previously thought. A team led by Paul Hayne from the University of Colorado modelled the Moon’s surface and identified billions of tiny “cold traps” – freezing shadows where ice could be stable for billions of years.