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Lunar Ski Slopes, Anyone? New NASA Reports Says There Is Ice On The Moon!

Date August 21, 2018 13:19

In May this year, NASA revealed that it would resume space exploration. The new venture is implemented in collaboration with commercial and international partners as a part of the Space Policy Directive 1.

NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine made it clear that the agency had great trust in American space companies, and was eager to engage them in the Exploration Campaign.

We’ll draw on the interests and capabilities of U.S. industry and international partners as American innovation leads astronauts back to the Moon and to destinations farther into the solar system, including Mars.

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Immediately, the output is developing lunar landers, as well as working to purchase payload delivery services for exploration on the Moon’s surface. NASA believes that the new drive will go a long way in helping humans understand the complexity of the solar system.

For several years, there has been speculation about the existence of life on Mars. NASA has long-term plans to extend exploration efforts to the red planet in the future.

 

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Meanwhile, a team of scientists at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, has positively identified signs that indicate the prescence of water ice on the surface of the Moon. The ice deposits are scattered across both the South and North poles of the moon, with most of the ice concentrated in the South craters.

 

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Shuai Li of the University of Hawaii and Brown University, and Richard Elphic from NASA's Ames Research Center in California's Silicon Valley led the team and used data from NASA's Moon Mineralogy Mapper (M3) instrument to make the amazing discovery.

Commentators on social media are sharing their views on the new discovery. Some of them are sharing their concerns about human exploitation and the threat exploration of the moon may pose in the long term.

Discovering ice on the Moon suggests there may be water underneath the surface, and it is a sign that it might be able to support life. Do not expect the US government to open any ski-slopes anytime soon though.

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