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Scientists map lunar water with data from Chandrayaan-1
Scientists, using data from an instrument which flew aboard India's Chandrayaan-1 spacecraft, have created the first map of water trapped in the uppermost layer of the moon's soil. Scientists from Brown University in the US used a new calibration of data taken from NASA's Moon Mineralogy Mapper, which flew aboard Chandrayaan-1 spacecraft in 2008, to quantify how much water is present on a global scale. The water concentration reaches a maximum average of around 500 to 750 parts per million in the higher latitudes.
India's Chandrayaan-1 data helps map water on Moon
Scientists, using data from an instrument which flew aboard India's Chandrayaan-1 spacecraft, have created the first map of water trapped in the uppermost layer of the Moon's soil, which may prove useful to future lunar explorers. Scientists from Brown University in the US used a new calibration of data taken from NASA's Moon Mineralogy Mapper, which flew aboard Chandrayaan-1 spacecraft in 2008, to quantify how much water is present on a global scale.
Chandrayaan-1 Helps Scientists Map Water On Moon
Using newly calibrated data taken from NASA's Moon Mineralogy Mapper, which flew aboard India's Chandrayaan-1 spacecraft, scientists have created the first global map of water in the Moon's soil. The water concentration reaches a maximum average of around 500 to 750 parts per million in the higher latitudes. This is a road map to where water exists on the surface of the Moon, study co-author Ralph Milliken, Associate Professor at Brown University, said.
First global map of water on Moon created
Scientists have created the first map of water trapped in the uppermost layer of the Moon's soil - which may prove useful to future lunar explorers - using data from an instrument aboard India's Chandrayaan-1 spacecraft. Scientists from Brown University in the US used a new calibration of data taken from NASA's Moon Mineralogy Mapper, which flew aboard Chandrayaan-1 spacecraft, to quantify how much water is present on a global scale.
Researchers create first global map of water in Moon's soil
The water concentration reaches a maximum average of around 500 to 750 parts per million in the higher latitudes. The researchers say that the way the water is distributed across the Moon gives clues about its source. For example, the researchers found higher-than-average concentrations of water in lunar volcanic deposits near the Moon's equator, where background water in the soil is scarce. The distribution of water with depth could make a big difference in terms of how much water is actually there.

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