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Ice at the north pole – of the moon

Our celestial satellite is not as dry as we had thought. NASA researchers believe there could be as much as 60 million tonnes of water ice at the north polar region of the moon.

Analysis of data returned by the Mini-SAR radar spectrometer on-board the Indian lunar probe Chandrayaan-1 has indicated the presence of water in the form of ice in around 40 small craters, which are never touched by the light of the sun, near the moon’s north pole.

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