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The Lunar CRater Observation and Sensing Satellite mission, which measured the ejecta plume of a planned impact in a polar crater of the Moon that is in permanent shadow.The plume contained some water, and compounds containing nitrogen, hydrogen, and carbon.

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Are the surfaces in permanent shadow in Moon craters 'fluffy'?

I was talking to someone who anticipated digging for water ice and other volatiles would be easy in these areas because Pete Schultz of the LCROSS science team described them as 'fluffy'. In this ...