Chandrayaan-I data confirm presence of ice on moon: NASA

The deposits are patchily distributed and could possibly be ancient
Scientists have confirmed the presence of frozen water deposits in the darkest and coldest parts of the moon’s polar regions using data from the Chandrayaan-I spacecraft, that was launched by India 10 years ago, NASA said on Tuesday.
With enough ice sitting at the surface — within the top few millimetres — water would possibly be accessible as a resource for future expeditions to explore and even stay on the moon, and potentially easier to access than the water detected beneath the Moon’s surface.The ice deposits are patchily distributed and could possibly be ancient, according to the study published in the journal PNAS .At the southern pole, most of the ice is concentrated at lunar craters, while the northern pole’s ice is more widely, but sparsely spread. Most of the newfound water ice lies in the shadows of craters near the poles, where the warmest temperatures never reach above minus 156 degrees Celsius.
Source : https://www.thehindu.com/todays-paper/tp-life/chandrayaan-i-data-confirm-presence-of-ice-on-moon-nasa/article24748354.ece

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