We now have a great excuse to send astronauts to the moon
Here at the Daily Dot, we swap GIF images with each other every morning. Now we’re looping you in. In the Morning GIF, we feature a popular—or just plain cool—GIF we found on Reddit, Tumblr, or elsewhere on the Internet.
It's been more than 40 years since the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) had an excuse to send a person to the moon.
Now they've found a great one, and this group of astronauts may need to bring some swimming trunks.
According to a discovery made by NASA's Moon mineralogy mapper (M3) instrument on India's Chandrayaan-1 probe, water has been found inside our closest planetary neighbor for the first time in history.
"Now that we have detected water that is likely from the interior of the moon, we can start to compare this water with other characteristics of the lunar surface," Rachel Klima of the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory, said in a statement.
NASA observed water molecules on the surface of the moon in 2009 but claimed they were created when solar winds crashed against it.
The following is an image of Bullialdus Crater, where the recent discovery was found.
"This impressive research confirms earlier lab analyses of Apollo samples, and will help broaden our understanding of how this water originated and where it might exist in the lunar mantle," said NASA Lunar Science Institute Director Yvonne Pendleton, according to Yahoo.
If this keeps up, we may see one of these erected on the surface of the moon very soon.
Photo by luchilu/Flickr | GIF by Fernando Alfonso III
Judge brings burglary suspect to tears after revealing a surprise about his past
This will give you the feels.4.5k
Why the first U.S. measles death in 12 years is such a big deal
It’s not just because it’s the first one in 12 years.3.6k
xPeke plans to retire after Worlds
One of the most iconic names in esports plans to hang up his mouse and keyboard in just a couple of months.3.5k
Is Reddit's relocation policy to blame for dismissals?
Reddit's expanding alumni page may not be the only sea change in store.
The 3 biggest questions heading into the ESL ESEA final
The first edition of the ESL ESEA Pro League is coming to a head this weekend with $250,000 on the line.29