Thursday, March 4, 2010

Ice Found on the Moon

How cool is this!

“A NASA radar instrument on an Indian moon probe found evidence of at least 600 million metric tons of water ice spread out on the bottom of craters at the lunar North Pole. It is yet another supply of lunar water ice, a vital resource that could be mined to produce oxygen or rocket fuel to support a future moon base, NASA officials said. 

More than 40 craters ranging from 1 mile to 9 miles wide were found harboring the water ice, which was detected using NASA's Mini-SAR radar instrument on India's Chandrayaan-1 lunar orbiter. The instrument is also known as Mini-RF in NASA parlance.

"After analyzing the data, our science team determined a strong indication of water ice, a finding which will give future missions a new target to further explore and exploit," said Jason Crusan, program executive for the Mini-RF Program for NASA's space operations program in Washington, D.C., in a statement.”

Just think about it! They have found water on the moon. What will happen next and what does that mean for us?

I love new discoveries, don’t you!

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1 comment:

  1. Gorgeous picture of the moon! Its crazy thinking of what they find :)