WATER ON THE MOON
Geopolitics|November 2020
WATER ON THE MOON
No water, no colony ! This had been the one piece in the jigsaw puzzle that scientists believed was the `deal breaker` between simply visiting the planet closest to Earth and colonising it. Now with news of the discovery of water the equation changes

For the first time, an unambiguous signature of water molecules has been spotted on the Moon, and not just in ultra-cold permanently shadowed polar craters. The airborne Stratospheric Observatory for Infrared Astronomy (SOFIA), operated by NASA and the German space agency, spotted H2O over sunlit regions of the Moon, indicating the valuable resource may be more readily available to future astronauts than previously believed.

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November 2020