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NASA’s probe to find water on the Moon!


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An Ethiopian scientist is looking into whether or not there is water on the moon. Berhanu Bulcha works as a research engineer for NASA. He is determined to find a way to find water on the moon. Because this would make it easier for people to settle there for good.

Without water, there is no way for there to be life. Whether or not there are other human civilizations in the universe.

NASA’s Artemis 1 rocket was successfully launched, beginning a voyage to the moon and beyond. In this decade, Nasa anticipates the establishment of human homes on the Moon.

Getting water from other planets is a pressing issue. Moreoever, the projected lunar base can’t be built without precious water.

Key facts!

  • Dr Berhanu is in charge of a group that is trying to figure out how to find it on the moon.
  • It is possible to move water from Earth, but it is expensive and not very effective.
  • Researchers also think that water from the moon could be used to make fuel for rockets.
  • And because of this, it would be possible to use the moon as a place to start space travel in the future.
  • This would get rid of the need for the huge rockets that are needed to get away from the pull of gravity on Earth.
  • Dr Berhanu and his team are developing a compact spectrometer. 
  • This device will make it possible to locate water sources on the moon.
  • Berhanu states that in the past traces of water on the moon have been detected.
  • However, there is a problem with the majority of the existing detection methods.
  • The spectrometer will enable the detection of water molecules that are on the smaller side.
  • As there is a limited amount of space available on a lunar journey, it is essential that any objects that are intended to go on the expedition be scaled down in both size and weight.
  • The research has secured funding to build a working model.
  • Berhanu says it could take two more years, but he’s confident it will be successful.

NASA shared the moment when Apollo 11 landed on the moon.

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