London Telegraph 
Thursday, Dec 18, 2008
Craters on the Moon could hold ice to provide astronauts with a crucial water supply and make a lunar base possible.
Scientists believe lunar ice could be hidden in the Moon’s polar craters which are untouched by the sun’s rays.
The findings mean the moon could provide a source of water for astronauts using the satellite as a base for further exploration of the solar system.
Doctor Vincent Eke of the Institute of Computational Cosmology at Durham University analysed data from a space probe sent to the moon by NASA in 1998.
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They found high concentrations of hydrogen in polar craters, where temperatures drop to lower than minus 338 degrees Farenheight – 170 degrees Celsius.
The hydrogen could have combined with oxygen present in moon rock to make water.