Mumbai (JPN): NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope, one of the powerful space observatories, recently pointed out that India’s moon mission Chandrayaan-1 explored water on the moon.

This confirmation was announced by the American Astronomical Society (AAS).

Chandra Altitudinal Composition Explorer (CHACE) on November 14, 2008 found it.

Tirtha Pratim Das, who was a part of the CHACE project, mentioned in Vikram Sarabhai Space Centre’s internal journal ‘Voyage’ that the CHACE experiment on board MIP in Chandrayaan-1 mission made the first successful measurement on the lunar day-side atmosphere on 14th November, 2008.

Das added that the analysis of the data disclosed the presence of water in significant amount on the moon.

Speaking to a news daily, project manager of CHACE, Syed Maqbool Ahmed, said, "Scientists from the west have for the first time acknowledged the published work of direct evidence of water on the moon by India."