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Water, Life's Elixir: The Moon and Comets DLESE Reviewed Collection
This article discusses the necessity of locating water ice as astronauts explore the solar system, for oxygen and fuel as well as for drinking. Topics include the possible occurrence of ice at the lunar poles and in comets, and some of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) missions to locate it.
Intended for grade levels:
  • Primary (K-2)
  • Intermediate (3-5)
  • Middle (6-8)
  • High (9-12)
  • College (13-14)
  • College (15-16)
  • Graduate / Professional
Type of resource:
  • Visual:
    • Photograph
    • Visualization - scientific
  • Text:
    • Report
  • Portal:
    • Government
Subject:
  • Atmospheric science
  • Ecology
  • Hydrology
  • Ocean Sciences:
    • Physical oceanography
  • Physics
  • Space science
  • Technology
Technical requirements:
No specific technical requirements, just a browser required
Cost / Copyright:
No cost
JPL authored documents are sponsored by NASA under Contract NAS7-030010. All documents available from this server may be protected under the U.S. and Foreign Copyright Laws. Permission to reproduce may be required.
DLESE Catalog ID: DWEL-000-000-000-410
Educational standards:
  • National Science Education Standards (NSES):
    • 5-8:
      • Unifying concepts and processes:
        • Evidence, models, and explanation
    • 9-12:
      • Unifying concepts and processes:
        • Evidence, models, and explanation
      • D - Earth and space science:
        • Origin and evolution of the universe
      • E - Science and technology:
        • Understandings about science and technology
Resource contact / Creator / Publisher:
Publisher: National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)
Jet Propulsion Laboratory
http://www.jpl.nasa.gov/