India’s moon water probe could yield more finds: scientists

India’s moon water probe could yield more finds: scientists
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First Published: Fri, Sep 25 2009. 01 01 PM IST
Updated: Fri, Sep 25 2009. 01 01 PM IST
New Delhi: Indian space scientists whose satellite detected water on the Moon’s surface said on Friday that their programme might yield further discoveries once all the data is analysed.
“Chandrayaan I has found water on the moon, it is a grand success,” Indian Space Research Management chairman G. Madhavan Nair said.
“Our team is analysing all the details. There could be much more interesting facts. We will talk about all of it once we have concrete data analysis report,” he said.
In one of the three papers published in the latest edition of the journal Science, researchers said that they analysed light waves detected by an instrument on board the Indian satellite.
“The reflected light waves indicated a chemical bond between oxygen and hydrogen—proof of the existence of water on the Moon’s surface,” the researchers said.
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First Published: Fri, Sep 25 2009. 01 01 PM IST