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Scientists have announced the [breathtaking / breathless] news that there is water on the Moon. They said the Moon may [hold / grasp] water in more places and in larger [volume / amounts] than they [previous / previously] thought. The scientists are from NASA in the USA. Based on a detailed analysis of two separate studies, they [confirmed / confirmation] the presence of water molecules on the [border / side] of the Moon we can see. Ice was thought to exist on the [darkly / dark] side of the Moon, which is permanently blocked from sunlight. However, NASA said it found water on the sunlit parts of the [solar / lunar] surface. The space agency says it identified a [third / thrice] of a litre of water in one area. This was not enough to form ice as the molecules were [trapped / trebled] in a cubic metre of ice.

NASA's discovery could [asphalt / pave] the way for more space exploration. It could be a game-changer in the quest to [implore / explore] the heavens. It could accelerate the building of permanent [basis / bases] on the Moon as it opens [down / up] the possibility of there being a sustainable source of drinking water. This could be turned [into / onto] rocket fuel one day. A NASA spokesperson explained the significance of the discovery. He said: "Water is extremely [critic / critical] for deep space exploration. It's a resource [off / of] direct value for our astronauts. [Any / All] time we don't need to pack water for our trip, we have an opportunity to take [other / another] useful items with us." That means astronauts could transport materials to be used to carry [in / out] bigger scientific experiments.

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