Latest Lunar mare Stories
Back in 1971, Apollo 15 astronauts orbiting the Moon photographed something very odd. Researchers called it "Ina," and it looked like the aftermath of a volcanic eruption.
NASA's Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO) has provided researchers strong evidence the moon's volcanic activity slowed gradually instead of stopping abruptly a billion years ago.
Analysis of a massive rectangular feature buried just below the lunar surface by NASA’s GRAIL spacecraft has revealed that the giant basin on the moon’s near side was likely created by ancient lava flows and not a massive asteroid collision.
A map of the Moon combining observations in visible and ultraviolet wavelengths shows a treasure trove of areas rich in Titanium ores. Not only is Titanium a valuable mineral, it is key to helping scientists unravel the mysteries of the Moon’s interior.
Analysis of new images of a curious â€œhot spotâ€ on the far side of the Moon reveal it to be a small volcanic province created by the upwelling of silicic magma.
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The moon was bombarded by two distinct populations of asteroids or comets in its youth, and its surface is more complex than previously thought.
The Moon -- natural satellite of a planet, in particular, the single natural satellite of the earth. The Earth-Moon System The moon is the earth's nearest neighbor in space. In addition to its proximity, the moon is also exceptional in that it is quite massive compared to the earth itself, the ratio of their masses being far larger than the similar ratios of other natural satellites to the planets they orbit (with the exception of Charon and Pluto). For this reason, the...
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