Planets and Moons  ID: 10743

LEND: The Lunar Neutron Counter

How would you find out where to look for water on the Moon? NASA's Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter has a unique answer: Count the neutrons coming from the Moon! By measuring the relative amounts of slow and fast neutrons coming from soil on the Moon, scientists think they can estimate the amount of hydrogen. And it's believed that where there's hydrogen, there might also be water! Find out more about LEND by watching this video.



Chris Smith (HTSI): Animator
Chris Smith (HTSI): Video Editor
Chris Smith (HTSI): Narrator
Chris Smith (HTSI): Producer
Richard Vondrak (NASA/GSFC): Scientist
John Keller (NASA/GSFC): Scientist
Chris Smith (HTSI): Writer
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NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center