Water on the Moon was originally




Bullialdus Crater

Scientists from the Applied Physics Laboratory at Johns Hopkins University and the Geological Survey of the United States believe that the hydroxyl molecules found in the central part of the lunar crater, indicate that water on the moon was at its formation. In an article published in the journal Nature Geoscience, researchers deny that they have found the aqueous residue was brought to the moon by the solar wind or other celestial bodies as a result of their encounter with the lunar surface.

Hydroxyl was detected in the rock at the bottom of the crater Bulliald, located on the near side of the Moon. Careful analysis of the data received from the spectrometer and M3 chambers lunar orbit probe showed the presence of molecules in the formation of hydroxyl underlying water molecules.

Hydroxyl molecules are observed on the surface of the moon is not the first time. However, in all other cases, any water formed by the interaction between the solar wind and lunar minerals, or as a result of collisions of space objects with the surface of the moon.

Previous studies have shown that the formation or deposition of hydroxyl molecules occurs on cold regions of the moon, and temperature fluctuations cause them to move. However, water residues found in the center of the crater, did not change its position. This is an indication that the hydroxyls are part of lunar rocks that rose from the depths of the mantle in the formation of the crater. This residual traces of water near the crater were found.

Earlier in lunar craters were discovered extraterrestrial debris .
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