American Scientists Believe that Water Reserves on the Moon are Insignificant

22.08.2017

The University of California at San Diego (USA) specialists have investigated a sample of the lunar rock and came to the conclusion that participants in future flights to the Moon are unlikely to find much water there.

A fragment that was unofficially called a "rusty stone" was brought to Earth in 1972. California scientists investigated it with the help of mass spectrometry with inductively coupled plasma and found out that in the surface of the "stone" there are many light isotopes of zinc.

This fact confirms the theory that the Moon was formed from a fragment of the Earth after a collision with a large celestial body, the size of not less than Mars. Detached from our planet "piece" was a hot ocean of magma. So all the water simply evaporated, and the light isotopes settled on the surface.

However, the presence of water on the Earth's satellite is still not denied - it is concentrated on the poles of the moon and is in a solid state. This information is important in the organization of missions and, possibly, the construction of the lunar base.