“Indeed yes, we found water,” Anthony Colaprete, the principal investigator for NASA’s Lunar Crater Observation and Sensing Satellite, said in a news conference. “And we didn’t find just a little bit. We found a significant amount.”
The confirmation of scientists’ suspicions is welcome news to explorers who might set up home on the lunar surface and to scientists who hope that the water, in the form of ice accumulated over billions of years, holds a record of the solar system’s history.
So here’s my scenario: They’ve captured thousands of liters of this water, and have distributed across the globe for various purposes, but everyone at NASA is too amped up; they don’t want to wait for the data. They want to know what it tastes like and they want you to drink it.