Water Found in Sunlight and Shadow on the Moon

Water Found in Sunlight and Shadow on the Moon

Warmed by the sun, something on the lunar surface was reemitting the absorbed radiation just as molecular water—plain H2O—would. “Does it vary across the lunar surface with lunar time of day and latitude? “The newly discovered micro cold traps are the most numerous on the moon, thousands of times more abundant than previously mapped cold traps,” Hayne says. The camera will take close-up pictures of micro cold traps for the first time and will measure their temperatures. “Confirmation of not just the existence of water ice but its morphology, concentration, distribution and abundance is a must to proceed with existing exploration and resource-utilization plans.”

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