Researchers Have Figured Out How to Get Water on Moon

16.06.2015

The research team, which included scientists from Russia and the United States, told the public about the possibilities of extraction of water on the moon. It is assumed that the colonialists will provide the moisture as a result of distillation. A small amount of water is contained in the lunar soil. This moisture evaporates under the rays of the sun, which means that it can be condensed and used for life support for future lunar colonists.

Researchers Have Figured Out How to Get Water on Moon

Evaporating moisture will build up in the special domed structures made of polymer materials. Dome will be on the light side of the moon. Most of the work will be performed after sunrise under its scorching rays. At the same time research facility will be located on the dark side of Earth's natural satellite. This was recently stated in the European Space Agency. The use of such simple devices is a new step in space exploration: resources will not be transported from Earth, but produced on the spot.