TechnologySuccess to Indian scientists! New evidence of ice discovered on the...

Success to Indian scientists! New evidence of ice discovered on the moon

Water Ice on the Moon: It has been believed in many studies that ice may be present on the Moon. Now in a new study, scientists have expressed hope of finding more water ice in the polar craters of the Moon. The study also revealed that there is twice as much water ice in the northern polar region as compared to the southern polar region. The special thing is that researchers from IIT Kanpur were also included in the study.

Scientists from Space Applications Center (SAC)/ISRO were involved in the research. Researchers from IIT Kanpur, University of Southern California, Jet Propulsion Laboratory and IIT (ISM) Dhanbad also worked with him. In a blog post, ISRO said, the study has indicated that both the North and South Poles may have 5 to 8 times more ice in the subsurface than on the surface.

So should this mean that in the future, when scientists study to extract ice from the Moon, they will not have to do much drilling. This study also supports the theory that the main source of water ice present on the subsurface at the Moon’s poles is the release of gases during volcanic activities in the Imbrian period.

However, to reach their conclusions the scientists used data from seven instruments. These instruments
NASA’s Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter carries instruments that include radar, laser, optical, neutron spectrometer, ultraviolet spectrometer, and thermal radiometer.

ISRO has said that this study will make it easier to select the landing site in future. Efforts will be made to land the missions in areas where there are signs of water ice. This study has also supported another study by SAC, ISRO. In that study it has already been estimated that the presence of water ice on the Moon may be in some polar craters.

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