NASA’S SOFIA DISCOVERS WATER ON MOON’S SURFACE

According to one of the two studies published on Nature Astronomy on Monday, there maybe more water on the sunlit surface of the moon than it was thought of including ice stored in permanently shadowed “cold traps” at lunar polar regions.
Till a decade ago, our nearest celestial body was predicted to be bone dry until a series of studies suggested the presence of H20 trapped in it’s surface.


Using data from the Stratospheric Observatory for Infrared Astronomy (SOFIA) Airborne Telescope, researchers scanned the lunar surface at a more precise wavelength than before .
This discovery may help the future astronauts for some refreshments, the water might also act as fuel on the lunar surface.

Inputs: NDTV

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