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NASA’s SOFIA Discovers Water on Sunlit Surface of Moon

26 Oct 2020, 16:11 UTC
NASA’s SOFIA Discovers Water on Sunlit Surface of Moon NASA

NASA’s Stratospheric Observatory for Infrared Astronomy (SOFIA) has confirmed, for the first time, water on the sunlit surface of the Moon. This discovery indicates that water may be distributed across the lunar surface, and not limited to cold, shadowed places. SOFIA has detected water molecules (H2O) in Clavius Crater, one of the largest craters visible from Earth, located in the Moon’s southern hemisphere.

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