New Rover set to look for Water on the Moon

Gray Moxley, author

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When NASA launched a rocket on the moon in 2009, the presence of water, albeit frozen, was discovered on the moon.  

 

Finally, there are plans to launch a rover on the moon to look for this water. The rover, named VIPER (Volatiles Investigating Polar Exploration Rover) is going to collect samples of the moon’s soil to look for evidence of water and ice.

 

It will collect data for about 100 days in order to create a map of the moon’s water resources. VIPER is planned to launch in 2022. 

 

If all goes well, scientists believe that it may be possible for humans to live off-planet. The water can be used to provide oxygen to humans, as well as hydrogen and oxygen for fuel. If this works, humans on Mars may just be next.