Besides water, frigid craters at the moon's poles hold other resources that astronauts might be able to use to sustain lunar bases. There's even a bit of silver.
NASA's sampling of a plume of material from a dark crater turns up water on the moon – and other organic compounds, too.
With moon bombing mission over, NASA is sifting data to learn if polar craters hold water.
Two pieces of a NASA spacecraft – not bombs – will crash into the moon early Friday morning, hoping to kick up evidence of water ice at the bottom of a frigid south pole crater.