- 10 Oct 2019
- 1 min read
A decade after National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) sent a Lunar CRater Observations and Sensing Satellite (LCROSS) to the moon's south pole, the space agency is about to start the same project again.
- LCROSS was launched with the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO) in 2009.
- It aimed to determine if water-ice exists in a permanently shadowed crater at the Moon's south pole.
- LCROSS and LRO found evidence of the lunar soil in shadowy craters.
- It also revealed that the Moon is chemically active and has a water cycle.
- LCROSS also confirmed the water was in the form of mostly pure ice crystals in some places.