Title : “Ice Skating on the Moon”
Date : 19-01-2019
Time : 11:00:00
Speaker : Prof. Wing-Huen Ip
Area : DEAN'S OFFICE
Venue : XICA Hall, St. Xavier’s College, Ahmedabad
The discovery of frozen water ice in the polar regions of the Moon by the M3 experiment on the Indian Chandrayaan-1 mission has ushered in a completely new era of lunar exploration. From now on, the establishment of a permanent lunar colony would become a realistic goal of the international space community. In this talk, we will give an overview on the recent and on-going scientific efforts in the search for water resource on the Moon. We also try to take a peek at what might happen up there in 20 years, perhaps including the possibility of an ice skating rink.