There is water on the moon … along with a long list of other compounds, including, mercury, gold and silver. That’s according to a more detailed analysis of the chilled lunar soil near the moon’s South Pole, released as six papers by a large team of scientists in the journal, Science Thursday.

via Moon Blast Reveals Lunar Surface Rich With Compounds | The Rundown News Blog | PBS NewsHour | PBS.

I knew there was water there, but gold, silver and mercury maybe makes it economical to get there! This is data from the LCROSS mission, where they plowed a satellite into the moon at 6000 kph and had another close behind measuring the particles with a spectrometer.