Exploring the Moon's South Pole
NASA is sending its first robotic lunar rover, VIPER, to the moon's south pole.
Volatile Investigating Polar Exploration Rover (VIPER) will search for water on the moon.
Searching for Water
VIPER will venture to the moon's south pole for almost a hundred days to locate the presence of water.
Spectrometers for Survival
VIPER is equipped with neutron, infrared, and mass spectrometers to ensure its survival on the moon.
Purpose of VIPER
VIPER's main purpose is to find and study the presence of water on the moon's south pole.
Water on the Moon
VIPER's mission will help determine the amount of water ice present on the moon and its potential for sustaining life.
Unlocking Lunar Mysteries
VIPER will provide valuable insights into the origin, nature, and location of water on the moon.
VIPER is designed to withstand the extreme temperatures on the moon's south pole with special features and heaters.
Capturing the Moon's Surface
VIPER's cameras will capture images of the lunar surface, aiding in further research and exploration.
Paving the Way for Human Life
VIPER's mission is crucial for determining the resources available on the moon and the potential for human habitation.