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Does Moon water comes in three flavours ?

There has been surprise discovery of water in Moon . Now the scientists are saying that the water present in Moon's surface comes in three flavours !
According to the findings of Chandrayaan -1 , NASA's Mini-SAR team has found 40 craters which has water ice which is expected to be 2 m deep. If the scientists are to be believed and the water from these craters are converted into rocket fuel , we will have enough fuel to to launch the equivalent of one space shuttle per day for more than 2000 years. Isn't it a great news ?
The three flavours of water are - Mini -SAR's thick lenses of nearly pure water ice , LCROSS's mix of ice crystal and dirt and M -cube's thin layer which is across the surface of the Moon.
It is believed that pure water has deposited on the surface of Moon most probably by the passing comets.Whereas , some have formed under the surface mixing with lunar material and the rest of water is supposed to be formed on the surface through interactions with the solar wind.
Scientists are now seriously thinking about a Lunar Hydrosphere !
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6 Responses to “Does Moon water comes in three flavours ?”

March 24, 2010 at 7:59 AM

There is also the water in vapour form that ISRO's CHACE instrument found. This has been reported in Planetary and Space Science Journal recently. So actually water comes in ice, water and vapour form on the moon. You may find this interesting reading.

lawmacs said...
March 24, 2010 at 9:55 AM

vow this is fascinating news from Nasa what next? good news all around thanks for sharing these valid information with us Shabnam keep us updated.

Karthikeyan S said...
March 24, 2010 at 5:06 PM

Nice Share! But if they use water caps as rocket fuel surly its the "begining of the end" of the moon :(

March 25, 2010 at 1:02 PM

Great information. Thanks for sharing this.

March 25, 2010 at 6:25 PM

Very worthy information in respect of current time when we losing our energy bank but if scientist able to manage fuel from it then another cold war arrive - who going to own that energy bank? Power monger never stop.

March 29, 2010 at 3:46 AM

Amazing piece of information!


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