Isaac Scientific Publishing

Advances in Astrophysics

Moon Formation: Water and Life on the Moon

Download PDF (264.6 KB) PP. 214 - 215 Pub. Date: August 18, 2017

DOI: 10.22606/adap.2017.23006


  • N. Chandra Wickramasinghe*
    Buckingham Centre for Astrobiology, University of Buckingham, UK
    Centre for Astrobiology, University of Ruhuna, Matara, Sri Lanka
  • Gensuke Tokoro

    Institute for the Study of Panspermia and Astroeconomics, Gifu, Japan
  • Edward J. Steele

    CY O'Connor ERADE Village Foundation, Piara Waters,WA, Australia


A new theory of the formation of the Moon predominantly from Earth material, combined with the recent discovery of surface water reopens the possibility that microbial life might exist close to the lunar surface.


Moon formation, water on the moon, bacteria, panspermia.


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