The moon is the natural satellite of the earth. The Apollo missions began in 1960s and since then the moon has been a source of resources that would be helpful for the mankind. Another remarkable revelation that has recently been propounded by the scientist at the Brown University is that there may be water deep inside the moon. The scientists have come to this conclusion after studying the satellite image where the water was discovered trapped in glass beads, in early ash and rocks that volcanoes emitted over the surface of the moon.
Almost the entire volcanic deposits propose the existence of water which indicates that majority interior of the moon is watery. This may be a blessing in disguise for future missions as water can be drawn out from the volcanic deposits. The volcanic glass beads do not contain a lot of water but the volcanic material gives out a lot of scope to work with. Some of the volcanic refuse is overspread thousands of kilometers and also run several kilometers deep.
The Moon will be a good training ground for sending people to Mars as well as a canvas for training or testing equipment. However, scientists always think if this exercise of extraction of water be worth the cost? Another point that the scientists contemplate is the origin of the moon. They think that moon was formed out of the debris that was left behind when the planet sized asteroid banged into planet Earth.
The finding and existence of water suggest that maybe the water was formed before the moon solidified. The origin of water on the moon is yet an unsolved mystery.