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An artificial crater and a trio of planets are just a few of October's celestial highlights

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By Staff Brunswick Beacon

On Oct. 9, the moon will get a new crater. The crater will not come from the normal source, such as a meteor hitting the surface. This time the crater will be an artificial depression.

The crater will be just a bit of cosmic surgery on the face of the old man in the moon, just below his chin.

The real reason for the new crater is to answer the age-old question: “Just how much water is on the moon?” The estimated quantity of water is believed to be 32 ounces per ton of top layer soil; equating to the driest Earth desert.


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