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NASA used a Boeing 747 rigged with a massive telescope to discover water on the moon - take a look at SOFIA

1 month ago   |   By Business Insider

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NASA just discovered molecular water on the moon, and humans didn't even need to be there to find it.
Scientists on Monday announced the finding of frozen H20 on the moon with data acquired from NASA's flying observatory , a heavily-modified Boeing 747SP. The Jumbo Jet comes equipped with a 2.7-meter far-infrared telescope capable of peering deep into space and seeing with infrared what cannot be seen with visible light.
The Stratospheric Observatory for Infrared Astronomy, or SOFIA for short, can be found flying around in the darkest hours of the night with its...
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The moon is sprinkled with patches of frozen water, NASA scientists discovered. Mining it may be crucial for travel to Mars and beyond

The moon is sprinkled with patches of frozen water, NASA scientists discovered. Mining it may be crucial for travel to Mars and beyond

1 month ago   |   By Business Insider

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The moon is littered with patches of hidden water, NASA researchers have discovered.
That's great news for the agency's plans to send astronauts back to the moon, set up a permanent base there, and eventually use it as a stopping point on the way to Mars.
Those ambitions hinge on the ability to mine water ice on the moon and break it down into oxygen and hydrogen to make rocket fuel. Since it's extremely costly and difficult to launch enough fuel off of Earth to get astronauts to Mars, water on the moon will likely play a critical role in kickstarting a new era of...
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