An Amazing Discovery, NASA Confirmed The Presence of Water On The Surface Moon

The US space agency NASA has claimed that it has found enough water on the moon. It has been seen as molecules in a pit in the South Pole overlooking the Earth. On Monday, NASA discovered water on the lunar surface that could be a great discovery to help in efforts to establish a permanent human presence on the lunar surface. Though scientists have worked hard to reveal the mysteries of water on the moon, this finding can be a remarkable milestone for prospects. Here’s more information about NASA’s vital discovery:

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1NASA revealed its “exciting discovery about the Moon”

Last week, NASA told that it would reveal something exciting about the moon, and this was the discovery they were talking about. Today, two studies published in Nature Astronomy disclose important new water findings. The first study reveals that the unequivocal discovery of water on the lunar surface, and was led by Dr. Casey Honniball from the University of Hawai’i at Mānoa. The second study, directed by Dr. Paul Hayne from the University of Colorado, Boulder, observes how the moon stores and captures the water in “cold traps”.

Exciting discovery about the Moon

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2Role of NASA’s Stratospheric Observatory for Infrared Astronomy (SOFIA) in this discovery

The latest discovery of water on the moon has been accomplished by NASA’s Stratosphere Observatory for Infrared Astronomy (SOFIA). This water is found in the Clavius crater in the sun-drenched area. NASA’s SOFIA, an aerial station lodged in a modified Boeing 747 aircraft, discovered water molecules in Clavius crater in the southern hemisphere of the Moon. Clavius crater is one of the biggest craters visible from earth. Water ice has previously been found on the moon in the coldest, darkest regions at the southern and northern poles.

Stratospheric Observatory for Infrared Astronomy

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3NASA said- it was not confirmed earlier

According to NASA, the presence of hydrogen was detected during previous tests of the lunar surface, but the hydroxyl (OH), essential for the formation of hydrogen and water, was not resolved. Now, the presence of water has been confirmed. NASA has released the results of its discovery in a new issue of Nature Astronomy. It’s known that there has been water collected on the lunar surface since the 1970s, but only in the 21st century, researchers have been able to find strong evidence.

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