NASA will shoot lasers at the moon to help find water

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No stranger to shooting lasers at the moon, NASA will once again send a laser to Earth's celestial satellite to look for water on the surface that may be hidden.
The government space agency said it is working on developing a small satellite (CubeSat) known as a Lunar Flashlight to look for surface ice that may be at the bottom of craters on the moon that never see sunlight.

"Although we have a pretty good idea there's ice inside the coldest and darkest craters on the Moon, previous measurements have been a little bit ambiguous," said Barbara Cohen, principal investigator of the mission at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center, in a statement. "Scientifically, that's fine, but if we're planning on sending astronauts there to dig up the ice and drink it, we have to be sure it exists."

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