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NASA discovers water on the sunlit surface of the Moon

Using SOFIA, its flying telescope carried by a Boeing 747, NASA has confirmed that water was present on the sunlit surface of the Moon. At this stage, the amount of water detected is minimal (much less than on the surface of the Sahara desert). However, it could be of crucial importance for future missions to the Moon - the Artemis program - if some water can be found locally.

(Source: NASA)

NASA is supposed to be back to the Moon very soon: "with the Artemis program, NASA will land the first woman and next man on the Moon by 2024, using innovative technologies to explore more of the lunar surface than ever before. We will collaborate with our commercial and international partners and establish sustainable exploration by the end of the decade. Then, we will use what we learn on and around the Moon to take the next giant leap – sending astronauts to Mars".

To find out more about the Artemis program:

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