Chandrayaan-2, one of ISRO’s ambitious projects have made a tough landing on the lunar surface in 2019 has made the path-breaking discovery. The orbiter accompanied by Chandrayaan has detected water molecules on the water surface.
Researchers involved in the project revealed that the research paper stated that the Chandrayaan-2 orbiter confirmed the presence of water molecules (H2o) and hydroxyl (OH) on the surface of the moon.
“There was widespread lunar hydration and unambiguous detection of OH and H2O signatures on the moon between 29 degrees north and 62 degrees north latitude” stated the orbiter’s imaging infrared spectrometer (IIRS).
The scientists also said that more data will be made available in the future, giving a complete picture. Chandrayaan-2 was launched with the aim of mapping the variations in lunar surface composition, as well as locating and studying the surface of the Moon for the presence of water.