Laser sheds light on moon’s icy crater

NASA’s Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO) spacecraft has returned data that indicate ice may account for as much as 22% of surface material in a crater at the moon’s south pole.

Laser light from LRO reveaveled that the floor of Shackleton crater is brighter than those of other nearby craters, a finding consistent with the presence of small amounts of ice.

This information will help to understand crater formation and study other uncharted areas of the moon.

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