NASA discovers moving water on surface of the moon for first time
SEE ALSO :Who will be the first female moonwalker?“We recently converted the LAMP’s light collection mode to measure reflected signals on the lunar dayside with more precision, allowing us to track more accurately where the water is and how much is present.” Using an instrument on board NASA’s Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO), scientists discovered water molecules bound to the lunar soil, or regolith. These molecules remain tightly bound to the soil until surface temperatures peak, at around the moon’s noon. At that point, the molecules desorb and bounce to a nearby location that’s cold enough for them to stick. Dr Michael Poston, who also worked on the study, said: “Lunar hydration is tricky to measure from orbit, due to the complex way that light reflects off of the lunar surface.
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