A group of Scientists have discovered ice present near poles, and have revealed that the water present on the Moon’s surface actually moves around during lunar daytime.
A study on the moisture of the Moon to be published in Geophysical Research Letters paints a vivid picture of the life water molecules on the surface.
The Lyman Alpha Mapping Project used readings from the LRO to detect the presence of water in the regolith, allowing researchers to track the movement of moisture.
Data like this could be particularly useful when planning future missions and potentially even permanent settlements on the Moon.
Looking forward, NASA and other scientific groups have discussed the potential of using the Moon as a sort of jumping-off point for missions deeper into space.
If water could be collected on the Moon it could prove to be a great resource for manned missions headed deeper into the solar system.