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Chandrayaan-4 mission: ISRO set to take big step with JAXA

After the grand success of the Chandrayaan-3 mission, India is paving its way for its next lunar mission. ISRO is working in collaboration with the Japanese space agency JAXA to carry out the next moon mission called the Lunar Polar Exploration Mission also known as the Chandrayaan-4 mission. Check here to know all about this upcoming India-Japan lunar mission.LUPEX or Chandrayaan-4 missionChandrayaan-4 is currently said to be in its planning state. According to the official website of JAXA, the LUPEX mission aims to gather data on the quantity and forms of water present on the lunar surface. The Chandrayaan-4 mission will not only identify the presence of water but also investigate its quantity, distribution on the lunar surface and below ground, and its various forms, including its i...
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On the Moon, China finds hidden water in glass beads!

Mankind has been in search of planets which could support life one day should the need ever arise to leave Earth. Although there are more planets in the Universe than you could ever imagine, most have one substance missing which makes our Blue Planet so unique – Water. It is the elixir of life behind every living being on planet Earth. Shockingly, China has now found found water on a source not far from Earth – the Moon. Although the presence of water on the Moon was already confirmed by NASA's lunar orbiters back in the 1990s, another probe has now discovered a hidden water source on the Moon.Water found in glass beadsA Chinese probe has recently discovered a hidden water source on the moon which has been found locked in glass beads. About 1731 g of regolith samples were brought back ...
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Shocking! NASA finds water near the South Pole of the Moon! Know what SOFIA has revealed

The first detailed, wide-area map of water distribution on the Moon is out. Yes, a new study using the now-retired Stratospheric Observatory for Infrared Astronomy (SOFIA) has pieced together the map. With clear, identifiable lunar features marked out by the water data, the study provides hints about how water may be moving across the Moon's surface, particularly near its South Pole — an important area for space exploration."The new map covers about one-quarter of the Earth-facing side of the lunar surface below 60 degrees latitude and extends to the Moon's South Pole. Given the large region covered, the researchers could easily identify how water relates to surface features on the Moon, staying away from sunlight and favoring cold areas," NASA said in a report. “When looking at the w...
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Does the Moon have Water? NASA scientist reveals

It can be difficult to know if water is present on the Moon or not. However, a NASA scientist revealed the secret. Is there water on the surface of the Moon? This question ignites excitement as it opens up so many possibilities for the human species out there in near space. To answer NASA Moon expert, Casey Honniball answered all the queries. You will be glad to know that the answer is “Yes!” But it is not like we found the presence of water on Earth. Surprisingly, water is available all over the surface of the Moon, but it is available in the form of ice and not pools of liquid water. Some places on the Moon have more water than others. Moon experts say that at the poles of the Moon are areas that never receive any sunlight, and so they're extremely cold, hence there coul...