Indian lunar mission finds water on moon
India’s first lunar moon mission Chandrayaan-1 (चंद्रयान) has helped NASA find water on the moon’s surface. NASA’s Moon Mineralogy Mapper (M3) on board Chandrayaan found the evidence of water molecules on the surface of the moon.
Even 40 years ago, rock samples brought to Earth by Apollo (US) and other missions lead some scientists to claim that water existed on moon.
But they had doubts about the findings as the boxes in which the moon rocks were brought to earth had leaked contaminating the samples with air from the atmosphere.
Previous U.S. space missions, Cassini and the Deep Impact spacecraft had detected slight traces of water in molecular form in the moon polar craters.
This is considered a major discovery which will trigger new interest in moon after 40 years of human landing in there.