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Moon Rivers: Lunar Volcanoes Formed Vast Slabs of Ice On Moon

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The moon could contain massive slabs of ice at its north and south poles formed from the steam of vast ancient volcanoes, according to new research. 

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If the new predictions are correct, it opens up the possibility of a huge source of fresh water for future visitors, colonists or astronauts looking to process water for rocket fuel. 

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Scientists have long thought that the desert-like moon contains no water 

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The latest predictions are based on the fact that billions of years ago, a series of volcanic eruptions broke loose on the moon, 

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, blanketing hundreds of thousands of square miles of the orb's surface in hot lava. 

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Over the eons, that lava created the dark blotches, or maria, that give the face of the moon its familiar appearance today.

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