Scientists have found strong evidence that there is water on the Moon, according to the journal Science's website.

Space scientists have found proof that a thin film of water coats the surface of the soil in at least some places on the moon, according to data from three spacecraft that have made close flybys of the moon in recent years.

There was zero accepted evidence that there was any water at the lunar surface, planetary scientist Paul G. Lucey told the Los Angeles Times adding As a lunar scientist, when I read about this I was completely blown away.

For many decades scientists regarded the moon as completely dry. This discovery implies future settlement of the Moon would be easier.