#Artemis #Moon2024
Moon, Water, NASA, Impact crater, Space exploration, Oxygen

NASA’s SOFIA Discovers Water on Sunlit Surface of Moon

On Oct 26, 2020
@NASAWatch shared
RT @SpaceRef: NASA’s SOFIA Discovers Water on Sunlit Surface of Moon https://t.co/lI6vlasFDF #Artemis #Moon2024
Open

NASA’s SOFIA Discovers Water on Sunlit Surface of Moon - SpaceRef

spaceref.com
On Oct 26, 2020
@NASAWatch shared
RT @SpaceRef: NASA’s SOFIA Discovers Water on Sunlit Surface of Moon https://t.co/lI6vlasFDF #Artemis #Moon2024
Open

NASA’s SOFIA Discovers Water on Sunlit Surface of Moon

NASA’s SOFIA Discovers Water on Sunlit Surface of Moon

NASA’s SOFIA Discovers Water on Sunlit Surface of Moon - SpaceRef

NASA’s SOFIA Discovers Water on Sunlit Surface of Moon

NASA’s SOFIA Discovers Water on Sunlit Surface of Moon

Previous observations of the Moon’s surface detected some form of hydrogen, but were unable to distinguish between water and its close chemical relative, hydroxyl (OH). This discovery ...

NASA mission finds water on the sunlit surface of the moon

NASA mission finds water on the sunlit surface of the moon

There may be more water on the moon than previously believed, including on its sunlit surface, and it could be used as a resource during upcoming missions, like NASA's return of humans to ...

NASA confirms presence of water on sunlit surfaces of the Moon

NASA confirms presence of water on sunlit surfaces of the Moon

Astronomers have long been aware of water ice present on the surface of the Moon, but it had only ever been discovered in deep, perpetually shadowed impact craters at its poles.

Water Found in Sunlight and Shadow on the Moon

Water Found in Sunlight and Shadow on the Moon

Observations by NASA’s SOFIA telescope and Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter reveal signs of water in sun-baked lunar soil, as well as in small, dark craters

NASA finds water on the moon's sunlit surface for the first time

NASA finds water on the moon's sunlit surface for the first time

There are also plentiful patches of secret ice in "cold traps."

Water exists on the moon, scientists confirm

Water exists on the moon, scientists confirm

Proof of significant amounts of H2O has implications for future lunar missions

Fresh studies boost hopes for water on the moon

Fresh studies boost hopes for water on the moon

Scientists have been turning up evidence for the existence of water on the moon for decades, but there’s always been a nagging doubt: Maybe the source of the chemical signatures of hydrogen ...

A Close Look At Comet 46P/Wirtanen

A Close Look At Comet 46P/Wirtanen

NASA's Hubble Space Telescope photographed comet 46P/Wirtanen on Dec. 13, when the comet was 7.4 million miles (12 million kilometers) from Earth. SOFIA's observations using infrared light ...

SOFIA Reveals How the Swan Nebula Hatched

SOFIA Reveals How the Swan Nebula Hatched

New SOFIA image reveals never-before-seen details of the Swan Nebula, including features that previous observations with space telescopes could not see.

The Moon may hold much more water than we think

The Moon may hold much more water than we think

Two new studies suggest a variety of hiding places

China's Chang'e 4 Completes 10 Lunar Days on Far Side of the Moon

China's Chang'e 4 Completes 10 Lunar Days on Far Side of the Moon

On mission day 10, Yutu 2 covered its shortest distance yet, but the rover seems to be performing well.

Participate!

Participate!

Moon.nasa.gov is NASA's deep dive resource for lunar exploration from astronauts to robots.

Here’s When And Where To Hear NASA Reveal Mystery ‘Exciting New Discovery’ About The Moon

Here’s When And Where To Hear NASA Reveal Mystery ‘Exciting New Discovery’ About The Moon

The "stratonauts" in NASA's "flying telescope" have found out something about our satellite. What could it be?