Space

Space missions have long exemplified humankind's indomitable spirit and boundless ambition. Once the reserve of nations, space is fact opening up to commercial enterprises and could soon be the must-go destination for tourists – provided the accumulation of debris doesn't turn Earth's orbit into a no-go zone. All this comes as missions beyond the Moon provide greater insights into our solar system and more powerful telescopes give us a glimpse at exoplanets light years away.

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Just how wet is the Moon's interior?

Scientists had thought our Moon to be mostly free of water ​up until around a decade ago. But a new study has drawn on satellite data to uncover volcanic deposits spread out across its surface that contain surprising amounts of trapped water, raising questions around how the Moon was formed.

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