Mapping the moon's water with VIPER

September 24, 2021

Did you know there's water on the moon?

The water (mostly) sits as ice inside freezing craters near the Lunar South Pole that never see sunlight.

In 2023, NASA's VIPER rover will head for the western edge of Nobile Crater to map the water, as well as things like methane, ammonia and carbon dioxide.

The findings will be crucial to the Artemis missions, NASA's plan to send astronauts back to the Moon.

Learn more in the video below!

Sources and further reading:

NASA’s Artemis Rover to Land Near Nobile Region of Moon’s South Pole at NASA

Featured image credit: NASA Ames/Daniel Rutter

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