An innovative study by the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter has claimed that the instruments of NASA, orbiting around the Moon have come up with the proof of water molecules bouncing around in the lunar orbit’s dayside. This outstanding discovery about Moon was preceded by lengthy assumptions on the fact that the Moon’ surface is dry and does not contain water. Until the last ten years, the astronomers of NASA believed that water only existed in isolated areas of ice close to the poles of the Moon.
The water available tends to vary in their amount and location. Plus they are also dependent on the time of the day. Still, the discovery involves a sense of excitement as it can help in better planning for the future missions for human beings to the Moon, with the purpose of setting up a permanent base of residence. The lead author of this study, Amanda Hendrix said that these results help them to understand the lunar water cycle. It would, in turn, assist in learning about how accessible the water is for humans to make use of in their future missions to the Moon. Humans can use this water to make fuel or use as protection from radiation.
NASA believes that ionized hydrogen that got carried on to the solar winds, which were previously hypothesized by the scientists, could well be the source of Moon’s water. They even went on to say that water on the Moon’s surface tends to build up over a period of time, rather than coming down directly from the solar wind. The Deputy Project Scientist of NASA for Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter, John Keller said that the result happens to be an important step in progression with the story of water on Moon.