some scientists believe that the life can exist on moon because of traces of water does that mean there are possibilities of oxygen on moon? HAPPY INDEPENDENCE DAY

Asked by simran2 | 15th Aug, 2010, 12:00: AM

Expert Answer:

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There is oxygen on moon, but not as a gas. It is bound up chemically in minerals.

Free oxygen, the gas, is not held to the moon as an atmosphere as the moon has not enough gravity to hold a noticeable atmosphere. The gas is not held down, and flies away.

Answered by  | 16th Aug, 2010, 10:15: PM

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