Dark side Moon

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Thanks to incredible capabilities produced by LRO, the scientists were able to receive the features of the northern and southern poles. Even deep shadows are not an obstacle anymore. Thus, everything invisible became quite visible. The implementation of such methods is pretty promising and has already brought important data about the origin of our system.

With the help of novel method of lunar mapping, the modern science can explore the most remote and the darkest regions of the moon. Save the discovery of two novice crates, LAMP found the presence of water frost in the shadow areas of the moon. This means that the moon has more water that it was believed to have.

The recent results show that the moon contains at least 1-2 percent of water frost, which was hidden in the regions of shadows. This greatly surprised the scholars. Why? Well, because it was believed that Lyman-alpha has destroyed any water stores even in the deepest areas of the moon. However, the recent researches show that the scholars were wrong.

The novel outcomes create another evidence. The reducing of water frost is slower for about 16 times than the scholars thought. Into the bargain, the water stockpiling is greatly dependent on the location, environmental factors (including temperature, different cycles and geological structures). Even the tiniest compounds in this or that location may influence this accumulation.

The novel findings give a clearer understanding of how the Moon's water get accumulated and stored. They also add understanding to the related species that were discovered two years ago near one of the crates called Cabeus. In the course of LRO mission, the scholars found hydrogen, mercury and some other kinds of gasses, which were ejected along with the water stores in the shadow areas of this crate.

The novice facts show that the surface of crates is more porosities than it was expected. This gives a push for reconsidering some of the previous beliefs connected with the elements and materials that are induced due to the creation of crates.

Right now, the scholars have much work to do. They are planning to compare the information gathered from the day side of the moon and the information received from the dark regions. This would answer some questions about the concentration of water frost in shadow regions and explain the surface porosities. Of course, the scholars are not going to limit their studies in those areas. They will explore other areas of the moon and other areas of our system that are within the reach of LAMP.

The future perspectives are actually tremendous. The possibilities provided by this method may discover some other quite unexpected facts about the origin of our universe. This is method has already become the basic way of exploring of the moon. The shadow regions of the moon are very exotic and they hide a lot of secrets that can be interesting and important for the entire humankind. They are actually worthy exploration and have great potential in reveal the greatest mysteries of our system and life in it. In addition, this discovery decreases the need for the transportation of the resources forms the Earth to the base on the moon surface at the pole.

The 'dark' side of the moon

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The Moon goes into Earth's orbit every 27.3 days. The side of the Moon that we can see all the time is commonly known as the near side. Another side is called the far side.


Facts about the Moon

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Moon is widely known as the only satellite for Earth, and it is quite old - 4.6 billion years. Moon is always faced with the same side to the Earth, as both of them are moving synchronically.