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NASA: Spacecraft discovers water in moon crater

LOS ANGELES, Calif. - It turns out there's quite a bit of water on the moon.

NASA scientists say they "didn't find just a little bit," but "a significant amount" when they analyzed data from a spacecraft that NASA intentionally crashed near the lunar south pole last month.

They estimate the crash kicked up at least 25 gallons of water.

Previous spacecraft have detected hydrogen in lunar craters near the moon's poles. And just two months ago, scientists reported finding tiny amounts of water mixed into the soil all over the moon's surface.

Significant amounts of water would make it easier to set up a base camp for astronauts.

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