More Water Found on the Moon, Which Might Help Astronauts Produce Drinkable Water, Breathable Air, and Rocket Fuel

From a Wall Street Journal story by Eric Niiler headlined Locked in Tiny Glass Beads”:

The moon’s surface contains a new source of water found embedded in microscopic glass beads, which might one day help future astronauts produce drinking water, breathable air and even rocket fuel, scientists say.

The findings come from a Chinese rover that spent two weeks on the moon in 2020. The Chang’e 5 rover drilled several feet into the lunar surface and returned 3.7 pounds of material, among which were the glass beads from an impact crater, according to a paper published Monday in the journal Nature Geoscience.