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Scientists Discover New Water Sources on Moon

As scientists’ pace up their efforts to find sources of life in space, experts have been able to find new water reserves from the samples collected by a Chinese lunar mission “Chang’e 5” from the moon dirt they had brought back in 2020, Independent reported.

This can be a major breakthrough because it would allow astronauts to use the moon as their base to conduct exploratory missions and use that water as per their needs.

The findings were published in the journal Nature Geoscience’s in the research paper “A solar wind-derived water reservoir on the Moon hosted by impact glass beads”.

The 35 samples were collected randomly from the lunar soil in which water was found in tiny multicolour glass beads as tiny as hair. Scientists also believe that there is a large frozen water reservoir on the moon, but, less than what is found on the earth.

Such beads are innumerable in quantity and could carry large amounts of water. Apart from this, it is yet to determine the behaviour of water once in space.

Previous studies conducted on the subject did not explain the reserve points and how the water is stored on the moon, but experts hope there must be a water storage process on the moon.

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