Citadel professor publishes in prestigious journal

Luke Sollitt
Luke Sollitt

CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) - The findings of a Citadel professor who was on a team that discovered evidence of water on the moon now appear in the prestigious journal Science.

Luke Sollitt, an assistant professor of physics at the state military college, previously worked at Northrop Grumman Corp. While there, he was part of a team that developed the idea of searching for water by crashing a rocket into a moon crater.

In October 2009, a rocket hit the crater Cabeus near the south pole of the moon at about 5,600 mph. There was evidence of water in the dust kicked up by the impact.

The findings appeared last month in Science, published by the American Association for the Advancement of Science. The school announced the development on Monday.

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