"The concentration and distribution of water and other substances requires further analysis, but it is safe to say Cabeus holds water," said Anthony Colaprete, the lead LCROSS scientist at NASA's Ames Research Center in California.
This finding fits with earlier findings from three lunar probes that affirmed evidence of water on the moon. But the latest discovery may signal that water remains on the moon in greater amounts than just trace samples, and could point to the polar craters as future ice mining sites for lunar colonies.
NASA already has microwave technology and other ice-mining methods in the works. We can't wait for that first taste of aqua-pure filtered lunar water.