Traces of water were found on Moon and now, after research, NASA declared on Friday that the water on Moon could be far more widespread across the entire lunar surface, than what we may have previously assumed.
We as human beings, have ventured out beyond our planet in a bid to find potential secondary home and/or alien life – we look up on Moon, on Mars, on other planets, beyond solar system and as far as we can in the endless universe. So to humanly amazement, we had managed to find traces of water on Moon, which was locked in form of ice on Polar Regions of the moon and, the amount of water kept changing continuously. To devour the curiosity, we have been looking for more, researching about the possibilities – which could help understand the origin of the Moon’s water and how easy it would be to use as a resource.
Scientists at the Space Science Institute in Colorado, conducted researches to study about the presence of water on Moon, which was then published in Nature Geoscience. So during the research, a new analysis of data from two moon missions indicated that Moon’s water is widely distributed across the surface and is not confined to a particular region or type of terrain. The water appears to be present day and night, though it’s not necessarily easily accessible. So the new study contradicts with what was found earlier, especially the idea that water is confined to only a few areas.
Joshua Bandfield, the lead researcher of the study said, “We find that it doesn’t matter what time of day or which latitude we look at; the signal indicating water always seems to be present. The presence of water doesn’t appear to depend on the composition of the surface, and the water sticks around”. These findings can actually help in better understanding the origin of Moon as well as the possibility of sustainable environment. If moon has enough water, if it’s reasonably convenient to access, future explorers might be able to use it as drinking water or to convert it into hydrogen and oxygen for rocket fuel or oxygen to breathe. Isn’t that what we are looking for desperately?