Nasa Confirms Traces Of Ice On The Moon That ISRO Had Found 10 Years Ago

When India launched Chandrayaan-I spacecraft 10 years ago, the scientist founded traces of frozen water and now the Nasa scientists have confirmed the same saying that the presence of frozen water deposits in the darkest and coldest parts of the Moon's polar regions.

Nasa taking to their Twitter Official announced, "In the darkest and coldest parts of the Moon's poles, ice deposits have been found. At the southern pole, most of the ice is concentrated at lunar craters, while the north pole’s ice is more widely, but sparsely spread".

According to Nasa, a team of scientists, led by Shuai Li of the University of Hawaii and Brown University and including Richard Elphic from NASA’s Ames Research Center in California’s Silicon Valley, used data from NASA’s Moon Mineralogy Mapper (M3) instrument to identify three specific signatures that definitively prove there is water ice at the surface of the Moon.

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Chandrayaan-1 spacecraft was launched in 2008 by the Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) was uniquely equipped to confirm the presence of solid ice on the Moon.

Previously, indirectly observations were made that the possible signs of surface ice at the lunar south pole, but these could have been explained by other phenomena, such as unusually reflective lunar soil. It is said that with these possibilities, life is viable on the Moon.

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Nasa will try to return to and explore our closest neighbor, the Moon to learn more about this ice, how it got there, and how it interacts with the larger lunar environment will be a key mission focus for NASA and commercial partners, as the Nasa try to return to and explore our closest neighbor, the Moon.

Earlier, On August 12, NASA took a historic step by launching a spacecraft with a mission to ‘Touch the Sky’. The probe was successfully launched on Aug 12 at 3.31 AM. The NASA’s Parker Solar Probe is meant to explore sun’s atmosphere. It will reach the closest to the sun and is considered one of the most powerful rockets in the world.

by Soniya Kaur | Thu, Aug 23 - 01:45 PM

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