After having a clue of water molecules and water vapor, it is finally believed that there can be ice on the surface of moon.
The Chandrayaan-1 mission was aimed at high-resolution remote sensing of the moon in visible, near infrared (NIR), low energy X-rays and high-energy X-ray regions. It was launched in October 2009 by India. Recent reports say that it is believed that there could be around 600 million metric tonne of ice near the moon’s north pole.
“The finding will give future missions a new target to explore and exploit,” said Jason Crusan, programme executive for the Mini-RF Program for NASA’s Space Operations Mission Directorate in Washington. The findings have revolutionized the way scientists look at the moon.
India’s situation is so funny now. On one hand it is successful in finding ice on moon and on the other hand Mumbai and many other cities are struggling to get water. Kamaal hai bhai, yahan logo ko peene ko paani nahi mil raha aur chaand pe ice dhundne chale! 😛
Good, now claim the ice on moon, melt it and build a pipeline across. Necessity is the mother of inventions and all innovative ideas. We have witnessed the wars for oil, the time has come that the nations will bleed to get the drop of water. Let it be Egypt’s plan for a high dam on Nile, or Indus water treaty between India-Pak, or the problems faced by Sudan, Venezuela , Zimbabwe, Cuba due to inadequate drinking power, water crisis is gonna be the common term in future.
Oil can be considered as our ‘want’, but I feel, water is our ‘need’. If we are struggling to cope up with all these problems that stand as hurdles in satisfying our ‘needs’, then what is the use of technological innovation, GDP growth, high standard of living? I am sure such issues will remain unnoticed till the super powers are affected by it, and once they are affected, they will blame India and China for ‘drinking’ or ‘using’ too much of water.
Everybody has a right to take revenge when he/she is hurt. This time, it is the turn of nature! The famous ‘Water Cycle’ that we study in our primary education should be replaced by ‘Water Crisis’ to generate awareness among our next generation. Lets be honest and tell them about the mistakes that we have committed. Lets tell them that they will suffer because of us!