Asteroids delivered bulk of the Moon's water, study finds

Press/Media: Research

Release date: 31/5/2016

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Water-rich asteroids that bombarded the Moon between 4.5 billion and 4.3 billion years ago were the main source of water in the Moon's interior, suggests a new study.

But the paper, published today in Nature Communications, also lends support to previous work that found water was delivered by comets and was also present when the Moon first formed.

Media contributions

TitleAsteroids delivered bulk of the Moon's water, study finds
Media name/outletABC online
Media typeWeb
CountryAustralia
Date31/05/16
URLwww.abc.net.au/news/science/2016-06-01/asteroids-may-have-delivered-bulk-of-the-moons-water/7463102?topic=a
PersonsRomain Tartese