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Moon Shadow

Lunar Ice Discovery Follows Fresh Look at 2008 Data

How long do the full benefits of a space probe project take to realize? A decade, in the case of a research team based at the University of Hawaii in Manoa. The team applied a fresh analysis to data collected by NASA's Moon Mineralogy Mapper (M3), which launched as part of India's first lunar probe, Chandrayaan 1, in 2008. The findings: definitive evidence for surface-exposed ice in the moon's shadowy polar regions. This is the first time that direct evidence for lunar water has been discovered, according to the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, and this discovery could have massive implications for future moon-exploration projects.
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