In the News: UT’s “Moon Water” Research Receives Global Media Coverage


The discovery of water on the moon by a team of researchers including UT Knoxville’s Larry Taylor has had global impact.

Almost 1,000 news outlets around the world have reported on the discovery of water in the lunar soil, distributed across much of the surface of the moon.

The New York Times, National Geographic News, the Financial Times and the British Broadcasting Company (BBC) are among the dozens of local, national and international media outlets who have reported on the discovery.

Here is a sample of the news coverage of Taylor’s discovery:

New York Times:
In Surprise, Moon Shows Signs of Water

National Geographic News:
There’s Water on the Moon, Probes Confirm

Financial Times:
Scientists discover water on the moon

BBC News:
Spacecraft see ‘damp’ Moon soils

Al Arabiya News:
Water detected on the moon: papers

WBIR TV-10, Knoxville:
UT scientist detects water on the moon

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