Rather than being a bone-dry place, it turns out that there is water ice on the moon. It's in small amounts -- think worse than a desert -- but it is there. A key question now is whether the ice would be enough to support a lunar colony. Earlier this year, LRO found that hydrogen (an indicator of water) appears to be more abundant on pole-facing slopes in the studied region, which was the southern hemisphere. These maps will be key in indicating locations for future human outposts.
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