Photos: Hunting for water on the moon

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Three probes find spectral signatures of water on the moon

Source:  ISRO/NASA/JPL-Caltech/Brown University/USGS

Three probes find spectral signatures of water on the moon

2009 (Sept): Chandrayaan-1 orbiter (India); Cassini and Deep Impact spacecraft (US): All three probes found spectral signatures of water; in this image, blue represents the water signals found by Chandrayaan.

 

NASA's LCROSS mission is the latest in a series of attempts to divine water on the moon – some have hinted that our nearest neighbour may be something of a watery oasis, while others suggest that view is just a mirage.

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