Tracker Water on the Moon hungarian scientist Developed
The weight of the device rover is less than 400 grams. Developed to investigate the water ice in the Moon by identifying and mapping the content of hydrogen in the subsurface of the Moon. "The tool is looking for a radiation basic and further radiation the basis of which induce secondary radiation out of the Month," said Matyas Hazadi, head of engineering at the Puli Space Technologies Ltd based in Budapest, Hungary, which developed a device the explorer. Hazadi add this device will compare the energy is different from the spectrum of the radiation of the base to find the water on the Earth's satellite that. In the past year, scientists in the mission of the Stratospheric Observatory for Infrared Astronomy (SOFIA) NASA confirmed the existence of water on the Moon for the first time.
The presence of water on the Moon would be a potential source for rocket fuel, rehydration and oxygen. This discovery shows that water can be distributed over the entire surface of the moon, and not limited to the places that are cool and shaded, quoted from the official website of NASA. SOFIA NASA has detected a molecule of water (H20) in the Crater Clavius, one of the largest crater visible from Earth and is located in the southern hemisphere of the Moon. On previous observations of the Moon's surface to detect some form of hydrogen, but can't distinguish between water and relatives nearby, hydroxyl (OH).
"We have indications that the H20, the water that we know, there may be on the side of the Moon is lit by the sun," said Paul Hertz, director of the Division of Astrophysics in the Science Mission Directorate at Headquarters, NASA in Washington. "Now we know it (the water) there. The discovery of this challenge understanding us about the surface of the moon and raises interesting questions about resources relevant to the mission of the exploration of outer space in," he added. In the study of water on the Moon which has been published in the journal Nature Astronomy, the potential of water at the Earth's satellite was compared with the Sahara desert that has the amount of water 100 times that of the detected SOFIA.
Exploration missions to the Moon are increasingly attracted many scientists of the world. Including the efforts of scientists to search for the presence of water on the Moon. As if to enliven the exploration mission to the Moon, Hungarian scientist began to prepare to participate in the mission space. As quoted from Reuters, the Hungarian scientist said that at this time, a miniature rover is being developed. The plan, miniature explorers will be used to perform the mission the exploration of the lunar surface and will be joined in the mission the search for water on the Moon.
Miniature rover is developed scientists with a device that weighs less than a bag of sugar and named after a type of dog Hungarian Puli. Puli rover is a platform of low-cost designed to carry different payloads, including the mission of tracking water on the Moon. The device has won the challenge titled Honey, I Shrunk the NASA Payload in the year 2020, which is a competition organized by the United States space agency (NASA).