22 Aug, 2018

Presence of Ice on Moon confirmed by NASA

Using data from the Chandrayaan-I, scientists have confirmed upon the deposits of frozen water in the parts of the Moon. which was launched in 2008 by the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO).

At the southern pole, most of the ice is concentrated at lunar craters, while the northern pole’s ice is more widely, but sparsely spread.

Most of the new found water ice lies in the shadows of craters near the poles, where the warmest temperatures never reach above minus 156 degrees Celsius. Due to the very small tilt of the Moon’s rotation axis, sunlight never reaches these regions.

The findings were published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences on August 20, 2018.

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