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Scientists have tried lunar water

water Search on the Moon was conducted by means of the companion which ran into a crater located nearby to South Pole. The companion has flown in a crater with speed of 9000 kilometres per hour, has formed a funnel in the size about 35 metres and has thrown out upward, at least, some litres of reviver.

- Yes, we have found water on the Moon, - Anthony Kalaprete, the main researcher of lunar craters at NASA has declared. - and not some drops of water, and a significant amount. Acknowledgement of guesses of scientists on water existence on the Moon has been met with huge enthusiasm the researchers gathering in the future to organise settlement of earth dwellers on its surface. Those scientists who hope are not less glad also to find out the history of Solar system preserved in ices of the Moon throughout billions of years.

- We have received not simply water droplets. We practically have tried it - Peter Schultz, the professor of geology of Braunovsky university has declared.

More than decade scientists guessed water existence on the Moon in the form of ice at the bottom of cold lunar craters where sun rays do not get. Mission LCROSS consisted of two parts: the empty rocket which should strike on a bottom of a crater of Kabeus, in 100 km in width and 3,2 km depth, and the small companion which should establish structure of the thrown out ground.


the Conclusion about water presence has been made on the basis of change of colouring of the ground which has occurred after blow of the rocket. Changes have been called by the molecules of water absorbing light waves of certain length. Scientists have found out also the change of a spectrum connected with occurrence gidroksila - groups IT, beaten out from molecules of water as a result of rocket blow. Besides, molecules of dioxide of carbon and brimstone, and also methane and other connections have been found out. before us the diversified possibilities " open; - doctor Kalaprete speaks.


the Moon long was considered dry and waterless. Then there were hints on existence of ice at the bottom of its polar craters. Some hypotheses on this bill, assume influence of comets or occurrence of water in the Moon.

- Now when giving thanks LCROSS we already precisely we know that water on the Moon is, we can start to solve and other serious problems, - Gregory Delori from the Californian university in a city of Berkeley considers. As he said, results of mission LCROSS and other spaceships draw surprisingly new picture of the Moon as completely not dead world. Actually the Moon can appear very interesting and dynamical .

By the way

it is necessary to underline that the Moon nevertheless it is far not wet a planet. It is not excluded that the soil of a crater of Kabeus can appear more chilly, than sand of terrestrial wilderness. But, according to doctor Kalaprete, 100 litres of water are only the bottom limit and consequently still early to do the conclusions about concentration of water in soil of lunar craters.

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