NASA scientists announced on Monday an that there's quite a bit of frozen water on the sunless surface of the moon. In fact, according to two papers published Monday in the journal Nature Astronomy, the moon is littered with hidden patches.
The next steps: a rover will investigate 'water-rich' regions. There are also ambitions to send astronauts to establish a permanent base, which would be used as a layover on the way to Mars.
The detection of water on the lunar surface also means there's potential for mining water-ice, which would then be broken into oxygen and hydrogen to produce rocket fuel. Basically, the moon would become a space gas station.