Moon of ice that could be millions of years old, a study suggests

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It has long been established that the Moon contains large quantities of ice and water, including the frozen water has been found on the moon’s surface with that of the previous year. Now, a new study suggests that the ice-cream could be be billions of years old, and come from a variety of sources.

The study, which was published in the scientific journal Icarus, suggest that the ice could be almost as old as the Moon itself. The other ice deposits could be much younger, might be put in place due to comets and asteroids, or even the underground volcanic activity.

“We have to quantify the amount of cold-trapping of surface area that is occupied by water and ice, in order to examine the relationships between the patchiness of the ice-cream into each of the crater, as well as the age of each of the host crater,” the study abstract states. “The majority of the surface area of ice has been recorded in the ancient craters of more than 3.1 billion years old], which is where the majority of the cold-trapping area of the pole is.”

(Credit: EarthView, Arizona State University Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter Camera, a Team of images returned by NASA’s Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter)


“Just because it’s a crater, it is old, doesn’t mean the ice cream inside is the old one, but in this case, there is every reason to believe that the ice cream was indeed of age,” the researchers said in a statement.

The scientists, led by Brown, a researcher at the University of Ariel and English, using data from NASA’s Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (which has recently been used to create a 3-d map of the Moon, in order to come up with their conclusions.

“There are a number of bombing attacks through the period of time, from which it appears that the ice is beginning to concentrate in the water. So, if you have a layer that is of the old one, it would be expected to be greater at the bottom,” Change, ” he said.

The new, smaller craters, which are also made of ice, and a “surprise,” she added. “It didn’t have to agree with the comments made in the ice with the young person, the cold will fall for it.”

The age of the ice and may have an impact on the aerospace industry, including NASA’s return to the Moon in 2024, and the exploration of deep space.


“As long as we are thinking about sending humans back to the Moon for long term exploration, we need to know what the resources are that we will be able to count on it to be, and that, at the moment we don’t know,” Brown, a professor at the University, and study co-author Jim Head, said in the statement. “Studies like this help us to make predictions about where we need to go to get the answers to those questions.”

In a study published in August in the theory that there is more ice in the water on the Earth’s natural satellite-and to the Mercury than previously thought. Until recently, it was assumed that the water was trapped in the cold traps at the poles of the Moon, but by 2018, that discovery was that there is evidence of frozen water on the surface of the moon.

The Water was first discovered on the Moon in 2009.


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