(MENAFN) Scientists have recently made an exciting discovery that could potentially revolutionize space exploration. Lunar samples collected during a Chinese mission have revealed the presence of a new and renewable source of water on the moon. The water was found to be embedded in tiny glass beads that form in the lunar dirt following meteorite impacts. These multicolored glass beads range in size from the width of a single hair to several hairs and contain only a miniscule fraction of water. However, given the sheer number of impact beads found on the moon, this discovery could translate into a significant amount of water that could be used by future explorers.
Despite the exciting potential of this discovery, mining the water will be a challenging task. As Hejiu Hui, a researcher at Nanjing University who participated in the study, explained, extracting enough water from these impact beads will require the collection of an enormous amount of glass beads. However, given the abundance of these beads on the moon, the potential rewards of mining them for water are too great to ignore. With the discovery of this new and renewable source of water on the moon, the possibilities for future space exploration are indeed limitless.
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