NASA's ShadowCam, a highly sensitive instrument on board the Korea Pathfinder Lunar Orbiter, is providing unprecedented images of the Moon's shadowed craters. ShadowCam's primary mission is to explore the perpetually shadowed craters at the Moon's poles, which are known to be some of the coldest spots in the solar system. The instrument aims to unravel the mystery of the fate of the ice and lunar soil in these craters, which could hold the key to creating essential resources for future human presence on the Moon. NASA is also preparing to dispatch the Volatiles Investigating Polar Exploration Rover (VIPER) next year to further study these volatiles.
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