For the 1st time, molecular water was discovered on a sunlit surface of the Moon, suggesting water may not be limited to cold, shadowed places. Goddard postdoc Dr. Casey Honniball, made the discovery using NASA's airborne observatory.
We just announced that - for the first time - we’ve confirmed H2O💧 in sunlit☀️ areas of the Moon. This indicates that water might be distributed across the lunar surface.
Water on the sunlit surface of the Moon ➡️ Confirmed Earlier today, shared that the detected water molecules (H2O) in Clavius Crater, one of the largest craters visible from Earth, located in the Moon’s southern hemisphere:
A smattering of water molecules coats the moon’s surface, researchers confirmed today, even the sunny places. The implications for future lunar exploration could be profound.
Science! NASA’s SOFIA Discovers Water on Sunlit Surface of Moon
Researchers from NASA’s Stratospheric Observatory for Infrared Astronomy confirmed for the first time that molecular water has been discovered on the sunlit surface of the moon.
NASA’s SOFIA Discovers Water on Sunlit Surface of Moon
There is water on the moon.