NASA announced that water molecules were first discovered in the lunar part of the moon
After hinting at a “surprising new discovery on the moon” a few days ago, the US space agency announced that NASA has found conclusive evidence of the existence of water on the moon.
NASA’s desire to build a space station on the moon increases the clear discovery of molecular water.
The goal is to use the moon’s natural resources to support the source.
The findings have been published in two separate research papers in the journal Nature Astronomy.
Likewise, there have been signs of water on the moon before, but new discoveries have revealed that it is more abundant than previously thought.
This discovery offers more options for possible water sources on the moon, said Hina Sargent, planetary scientist at Milton Keynes Open University.
The US space agency says it will send men and women to the moon in 2024 to prepare for the “next big leap” of men landing on Mars in the 1930s.
The location of the space station on the moon will depend on where the water is on the moon, he said.
How did scientists get this water?
The first of these innovations took place at the Sofia Telescope Observatory. The Astronomical Observatory is a Boeing 747 that flies 99.9% above the Earth’s surface.
This telescope, which can see infrared rays, is in the atmosphere, so it can observe the power failure of the solar power generation system.
By observing and reflecting infrared rays on the lunar surface, scientists can determine precisely what this light reflects. Different objects are displayed in different colors. In this case, scientists have found the same color that identifies a water molecule.
Scientists believe it is trapped in surface particles. That is why it exists in the midst of harsh weather.
In another study, scientists observed a permanent area of darkness known as the cold trap. Cold traps are stuck in the water and it will last forever.
Scientists have discovered these cold traps at both lunar poles and conclude that about 40,000 square meters of water can be trapped from the lunar surface.