Was there ever life on the moon?
Scientists have discovered a variety of compelling evidence that the moon has water and may have supported life much sooner to now than we may have previously thought. Researchers at Brown University discovered a number of subsurface water pockets throughout scans they completed on the moon.
Analysis on a rock which broke off from the moon and impacted the Earth also discovered a mineral that only grows with the presence of water. In scans from 12 other meteorite samples taken from the moon, the same mineral was also discovered.
Investigations of moganite, the mineral which is caused by water activity strongly suggests that the moon could have harbored life quite recently and may even be suitable for a permanent colony over mars.
Future explorers to the moon would have to find presence of around 1.6 gallons of water for every 36 cubic feet in order to sustain a small colony. If there is water and ice in lunar material this could represent a very interesting future with lunar exploration and with the establishment of a permanent lunar colony.
As the subsurface would remain ice because it is heavily protected from the sun through lunar dust there would be a definite need for any colony to have access to a means to melt and then filter the water.
The presence of water on the moon does suggest that there was at least some form of primitive life or potentially even bacterial life that would have formed on its surface. As more studies are completed on the status of water on the moon, we can learn more about the life that may have existed there.