Molecular water detected on the sunlit Moon

According to a new research, water on the moon is more common than scientists thought

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According to a new research, published on space.com, water on the moon is more common than scientists thought, with pockets of ice hiding in shadowy regions of "eternal darkness," some as small as a penny, new studies reveal.

"If you can imagine standing on the surface of the moon near one of its poles, you would see shadows all over the place," study author Paul Hayne, assistant professor in the Laboratory of Atmospheric and Space Physics at CU Boulder, said in a statement. "Many of those tiny shadows could be full of ice."

According to the report in space.com, the Clavius crater on the moon as seen by NASA's Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter and the SOFIA observatory has detected water ice in shadowed regions of this sunlit lunar location.



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