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LPSC 2010: The silvery Moon

What doesn’t the Moon trap in its frigid poles? In a series of talks from the LCROSS team this morning, lunar scientists explained that water seemedo be just one among many volatiles trapped in the polar regions. In a talk, Peter Schultz of Brown University showed evidence for two strong emission lines appearing in the ejecta cloud a few seconds after impact. The bizarre best-fit for these lines? Silver. “If we can find ”http://www.nature.com/news/2009/091113/full/news.2009.1087.html">mercury on the Moon, maybe we can find silver," Schultz said.

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