Ice found on Moon's surface
The discovery thanks to a space probe
A research published in the journal of the United States Academy of Sciences (PNAS, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences) -coordinated by the Hawaiian Institute of Geophysics and Planetology- revealed that in the polar regions of the Moon there is ice, which could be used as reserve in case you decide to build support bases. This discovery was made possible by the Chandrayaan-1 Indian probe, which explored the Moon from 2008 to 2009 closely, on which the Moon Mineralogy Mapper (M3) was installed, built to analyze the mineral composition of the Earth's natural satellite.
Precisely through this tool it has been seen that 3.5% of the shaded areas are covered with ice water; fact that confirms the hypothesis on the presence of water on the Moon, but that no one had yet identified. Thanks to the exploration and the study with the space probes it will now be possible to continue to study it, above all to try to understand if and how it can ever be used.
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