Researchers at Tohoku University found evidence that water once existed on the moon. Some have taken this news particularly joyfully, because the possibility of the presence of water deposits on a modern satellite would be invaluable to the colonists.
However, direct observations have not yet revealed any specific areas. In a new study, scientists focused on the lunar meteorite found on the earth's surface. This fragment was unique because it found a certain amount of moganite - a material that is formed only when there is water.
Snapshot of lunar meteorite NWA 2727
Early research showed that the NWA 2727 meteorite crashed into northern Africa about 17,000 years ago. Comparison with other lunar splinters confirmed the belonging to the satellite. The team believes that a comet or another object crashed into the moon. A certain part of the water probably evaporated, but some of it leaked into the lunar surface. When the water settled under cover, it formed a moganite. With the re-influence of the impact pushed a splinter into space, after which he landed on Earth.
(A) Lunar Mohanite, (I) red and blue high and low qualities
Scientists believe that this is a delightful discovery, as it hints that water could persist beneath the surface until today.