Referencing the data sent by the India’s maiden moon mission Chandrayan-1; Union Minister Dr Jitendra singh said that, though the surface of the moon consists of iron-rich rocks and doesn’t report to have water and oxygen, without which, survival is not possible. But the recent images suggest that the moon might be rusting at the poles. Water and oxygen being the two important elements leading to the rusting process of Iron; hence it could be the sign of presence of water and oxygen on the lunar surface.
Images sent by #ISRO mission Chandrayaan-1 indicate possible impact of Earth’s atmosphere on the Moon. World’s leading Space institution NASA takes note of this finding. pic.twitter.com/NkKKHAOuk0— Dr Jitendra Singh (@DrJitendraSingh) September 6, 2020
As per NASA scientists, there are chances that the moon is influenced or protected by the earth’s atmosphere. The images of moon’s surface sent by the Chandrayan-1 clearly show the possibility of water on the poles of the moon.