The US space agency NASA claims to have found massive amounts of water on the moon, the world’s only satellite. According to a report in the British media BBC, NASA scientists have presented evidence in this regard in two separate research articles published in Nature Astronomy.
It was previously thought that the Moon may contain small amounts of water. New research says the satellite has found more water than expected.
“We still don’t know how we’re going to use this resource,” NASA director Jim Bridenstein said.
Scientists now aim to maintain water reserves in the Moon’s natural materials.
Previous studies have shown that only the deepest part of the Moon contains water. The latest discovery claims that the moon’s sunshine also contains molecular water on the surface.
Hannibal, a postdoctoral fellow at NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center in Maryland, also estimated vast amounts of water on the moon in a virtual teleconference. “The average amount of water per cubic meter of soil can be a 12-ounce bottle,” he says.
“Scientists need to understand the nature of this reservoir of water on the lunar surface,” said Jacob Blecher, director of NASA’s human research department. This will make it easier to tell how easy it is for future lunar explorers.