Hey Space Placers!
NASA announced today that water molecules were confirmed to exist in the sunlit lunar surface surrounding Clavius Crater.
CLAVIUS CRATER, TOP; TYCHO CRATER, BOTTOM
Credit: Greg Redfern
We have known for years that lunar water in large quantities exist in the permanently dark regions of lunar craters located at the Moon's poles. This water is probably in the form of water ice mixed into the lunar soil.
Future lunar orbital and rover missions will be able to determine the precise makeup and amount of water that exists. This will be essential to humans being able to harvest this valuable lunar resource for water, breathable oxygen and rocket fuel.
As humans return to the Moon to STAY this time we are going to learn more and more about Earth's "Eighth Continent" and how we can survive and THRIVE there for the benefit of humankind.
Sky Guy in VA
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