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Moon water mission is successful

An artist's impression of the Centaur upper stage rocket separating from its shepherding spacecraft

Nasa crashed two spacecraft into the Moon to try to find out once and for all if there's any water there.

A 2,200kg rocket smashed into the surface and the dust it threw up was collected and analysed.

Scientists have now studied the dust and reckon it contains a significant amount of water-ice and water vapour.

Scientists say this finding is a huge discovery as it could provide a water supply for astronauts on the moon in the future.

Watch an animation of the mission here:

NASA Moon water mission