The Moon Is Alive: Water Can Burst Out Of The Lunar Surface Into Space, Says NASA

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NASA just revealed, according to CNN, that meteorites could strike the moon and cause bursts of water to shoot from the ground into space.

This has been revealed by a new study that has been announced by NASA which challenged the present perceptions of the moon that scientists have.

Some micro-meteorites collide with the moon at really high speeds and send shock waves that are reverberating through the surface of the moon.

They need to penetrate just a few inches in order to stir up deposits of water, and the high energy of the collision will convert the molecules into water vapors.

These will spurt out into space, and most of the molecules will dissipate into the thin atmosphere around the moon and others will settle back on the ground, according to the study.

These brand new details are addressed in a study that has just been published in Nature Geoscience by scientists from NASA, Johns Hopkins University, and the University of Maryland-Baltimore County.

The study’s lead author was Mehdi Benna, who is a planetary scientist at NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center.
The moon is not dead
He told reportedly told CNN that this discovery “provides a big piece of the puzzle” as to what happens when meteorites collide with other “airless bodies” around our solar system and even beyond it.
This shows something more – that water is not locked into the soil and this has enormous implications for the way in which future human or robotic explorers on the moon will be able to use the resources there on the lunar surface.
CNN reports that this study also highlights the fact that the moon is not so quiet and desolate as it has been previously thought.
It seems that the rocky world is pretty much alive with various geological and chemical processes going on there. Read more on CNN’s original article.

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