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Ice on the Moon DLESE Reviewed Collection
This information about the Lunar Prospector mission to the Moon discusses the possibility that ice exists on the lunar surface. The article indicates that no native water ice has been found on the moon. If ice has been found, it most likely originated from meteors and meteorites which periodically bombard the lunar surface.
Intended for grade levels:
  • Middle (6-8)
  • High (9-12)
  • General public
Type of resource:
  • Text:
    • Ref. material
  • Cryology
  • Space science
Technical requirements:
No specific technical requirements, just a browser required
Cost / Copyright:
No cost
Copyright and Other Restrictions Information is Unknown.
DLESE Catalog ID: DWEL-000-000-000-311
Educational standards:
  • National Science Education Standards (NSES):
    • 5-8:
      • B - Physical science:
        • Properties and changes of properties in matter
      • G - History and nature of science:
        • Science as a human endeavor
    • 9-12:
      • B - Physical science:
        • Structure and properties of matter
      • D - Earth and space science:
        • Origin and evolution of the universe
      • G - History and nature of science:
        • Science as a human endeavor
Resource contact / Creator / Publisher:
Publisher: J.H. King
NASA - Goddard Space Flight Center

Principal Investigator: Dr David R. Williams
NSSDC - National Space Science Data Center