Earth’s Magnetic Shield Tracked as the Mysterious Origin of Water on the Moon


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 lunar surface.

The new findings, reached by a team of researchers led by Shuai Li, a scientist at the University of Hawaii at Mānoa School of Ocean and Earth Science and Technology, could also explain how water gathers in  pockets across the moon that never see  sunlight called permanently shaded regions (PSRs).

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