The granite couldn’t have formed the same way that it does on Earth—with liquid water and plate tectonics. So how did it get there?
A novel method uses gravity data to determine where density anomalies lie inside planetary bodies.
Geophysical data has suggested that the base of the Moon’s mantle is partially molten or contains ilmenite, but an improved rheology model puts the existence of this layer in doubt.
Machine learning can reveal the stories written in the marks on the Moon.
Interactions between lunar gravity and the terrestrial magnetic field may cause a 90° offset from the Moon’s position in its orbit.
The Moon was a lot closer to Earth 2.46 billion years ago, and the shorter distance contributed to shorter days.
Three-dimensional reconstructions enable virtual exploration of pits on the Moon.
Large caves near the Moon’s equator maintain a temperate, stable daily temperature around 17°C.
Gravity field measurements from decade-old lunar orbiter provide a proxy for counting craters.
Plantas cultivadas en regolito lunar recolectado por las misiones Apollo crecieron con éxito desde la semilla hasta el retoño, brindando así información sobre las futuras perspectivas de la agricultura lunar.