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American space agency, NASA has said that it believes that there is an abundance of neon deposits on the moon.
Mehdi Benna of NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Maryland in a statement that, “The presence of neon in the exosphere of the moon has been a subject of speculation since the Apollo missions, but no credible detections were made. We were very pleased to not only finally confirm its presence, but to show that it is relatively abundant."
Dr.Benna is the lead author of a paper describing the observations gleaned by LADEE, which orbited the moon for about seven months and gathered measurements of the structure and composition of the lunar atmosphere. Experts believe that moon might offer clues to other bodies in the solar system, such as large asteroids, Mercury, and the moons of outer planets.
The LADEE instrument or the Lunar Atmosphere and Dust Environment Explorerhas shown that moon’s exosphere is made up of mostly helium, argon, and neon. It is believed that the abundance is dependent on the time of day on the moon. NASA said thatargon peaks at sunrise, while neon peaks at 4 a.m. and helium at 1 a.m. They found that moon’s exosphere is thin and much less dense than Earth’s atmosphere and thus the neon does not glow.