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US spacecraft set for Moon crash

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Nasa will crash two unmanned spacecraft into the Moon in an attempt to detect the presence of water in the form of ice.

The existence of ice in the permanently-shadowed craters at the Moon's poles has been suggested but never confirmed - and could be a boon to future space exploration.

Judith Burns reports.

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