According to Brown University scientist, they have found proof of water trapped in “glass beads” in ancient ash and rocks on the moon.
Volcanic glass is the amorphous (uncrystallized) product of rapidly cooling magma. Like all types of glass, it is a state of matter intermediate between the close-packed, highly ordered array of a crystal and the highly disordered array of gas. Volcanic glass can refer to the interstitial, or matrix, material in an aphanitic (fine grained) volcanic rock or can refer to any of several types of vitreous igneous rocks. Most commonly, it refers to obsidian, a rhyolitic glass with high silica content. –google definition.
It says, water could potentially be extracted from the volcanic deposits. “There may be water – a good bit of it – deep inside the moon, scientists at Brown University say.
According to Ralph Milliken, lead author of the new research and an associate professor in Brown’s Department of Earth, Environmental and Planetary Sciences. “The fact that nearly all of them (the volcanic deposits) exhibit signatures of water suggests… that the bulk interior of the moon is wet.”
“This finding might be a boon for future missions to the moon because water could potentially be extracted from the volcanic deposits” -he added.
In addition to this report, this finding is a big help for future discoveries in the moon. This could lead to more discoveries and more inventions in Science.