There is no possibility of existence without water.
That truism holds true whether or whether humans are located on Earth or anywhere else in the universe.
This week marked the launch of Nasa’s Artemis 1 rocket, marking the beginning of the space agency’s ambitious space exploration programme, which aims to return humans to the moon and beyond.
Finding a solution to the problem of obtaining water in places other than Earth is essential. Without the valuable liquid, the planned lunar outpost cannot be built, and Dr. Berhanu is leading a team investigating potential sources on Earth’s sole natural satellite.
Transporting water from Earth is possible, but it is both costly and inefficient. Importantly, rocket fuel may be made from lunar water, making the moon a platform for further space travel without the need for the enormous rockets currently necessary to overcome Earth’s gravitational pull.