It’s cold, dark, and might hold the key to life on new worlds.
NASA/Zuber, M.T. et al., Nature, 2012
It’s cold on the Moon’s South Pole.
There are some regions that the Sun never touches — namely the bottoms of cavernous craters.
Ernie Wright, NASA SVS/USRA
But it’s what’s inside those frigid craters that matters: they might be storehouses for frozen water.