Water On The Moon

The LCROSS (Lunar CRater Observation and Sensing Satellite) mission of 2009 was designed to look for water on the moon by crashing a probe into its surface at the south pole and then analyzing the resulting vapour and debris. The mission found evidence that the moon is chemically active and has water in the form of ice crystals. This is great news for planetary exploration as water can not only be used for human sustenance but also oxygen and hydrogen can be extracted for fuel.

Recent research has possibly confirmed the existence of a large ice lake in the Shackelton Crater (21Km wide) on the South Pole of the Moon. I say possibly as the news researchers indicate it could be a large deposit of water or it might not be!

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