Water Moving on the Moon

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News Story Source: https://www.nextbigfuture.com, brian wang
The Lyman Alpha Mapping Project (LAMP) measurements of the sparse layer of molecules temporarily stuck to the surface helped characterize lunar hydration changes over the course of a day. Geophysical Review Letters – Diurnally?Migrating Lunar Water: Evidence from Ultraviolet Data The amount and locations vary based on the time of day. This water is more common at higher latitudes and tends to hop around as the surface heats up. Scientists have hypothesized that hydrogen ions in the solar wind may be the source of most of the Moon's surface water. With that in mind, when the Moon passes behind the Earth and is shielded from the solar wind, the "water spigot" should essentially turn off. However, the water observed by LAMP does not decrease when the Moon is shielded by the Earth and the region influenced by its magnetic field, suggesting water builds up over time, rather than "raining" down directly from the solar wind. "These results aid in understandi
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