In May 2022, scientists said
they’ve identified more possible ice near the moon’s poles, created by ancient volcanoes.
The moon was a different place
4 billion years ago, when volcanoes were erupting on its surface, creating rivers and lakes of lava.
The lava outpourings from
these volcanic eruptions on the moon created the famous dark maria
They also released large amounts
of water vapor, which the researchers said condensed onto the moon’s surface and formed ice.
Scientists said these
ancient moon volcanoes also created clouds composed of carbon monoxide and water vapor.
The clouds swirled
around the moon, forming temporary atmospheres.