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NASA launched a small satellite to search for ice on the moon’s surface as part of its plans to explore the moon.
NASA, the US National Aeronautics and Space Administration, wants to send astronauts first to the Moon and then to Mars in the coming years.
The first thing NASA wants to do as part of the Artemis project is to land on the South Pole of the Moon.
The south pole was chosen as the target because frozen water was recently discovered at the moon’s south pole.
After the discovery, space organizations of other countries besides the USA turned their attention to this direction.
NASA will search for ice on the Moon
NASA launched a small satellite to search for ice on the Moon’s surface as part of its plans to explore the Moon. The tiny satellite embarked on a four-month journey to search for ice on the Moon.
The journey of the satellite, called Lunar Flashlight, is thought to provide more information about the Moon’s South Pole.
Lunar Flashlight is not scheduled to return to Earth. The satellite, like the others, will continue to orbit the Moon until it is out of power or decommissioned.