The moon is still geologically active, study suggests

A new analysis of Apollo-era quakes on the moon reveal that our satellite is probably still tectonically active. Detectors laid down by Apollo astronauts half a century ago revealed small shakes on the moon, but their causes weren’t well understood. Meteor strikes, like those that caused the moon’s most distinctive features, still rain down today, so astronomers couldn’t be sure whether the moon was shaking itself, or being shaken by external forces. Now, new research has tracked the epic

The moon is still geologically active, study suggests

We tend to think of the moon as the archetypal "dead" world. Not only is there no life, almost all its volcanic activity died out billions of years ago. Even the youngest lunar lava is old enough ...

Tue 14 May 19 from Phys.org

The Moon Is Shrinking, and It’s Causing Powerful ‘Moonquakes’

Scientists found evidence of seismic activity as the moon cools and shrinks

Tue 14 May 19 from TIME

Apollo-era Moon Quakes Hint That Moon is Still Active Today

A new analysis of Apollo-era quakes on the moon reveal that our satellite is probably still tectonically active. Detectors laid down by Apollo astronauts half a century ago revealed small shakes ...

Mon 13 May 19 from Discover Magazine

Quakes suggest the Moon may be tectonically active — and shrinking

Rumblings under the lunar surface captured by Apollo-era equipment might be signs that the Moon is still tectonically active, researchers say. ...

Mon 13 May 19 from ABC Science

The moon is a lot more seismically active than we thought

Mon 13 May 19 from MIT Technology Review

Apollo-era moonquakes suggest lunar colonies must be shake-proof

Seismometers deployed by Apollo astronauts on the moon measured 28 moonquakes, which have now been linked to cracks on the surface

Mon 13 May 19 from Newscientist

Moon is tectonically active, Apollo-era instruments reveal

Seismometers left by moon-landing missions reveal frequent and powerful quakes. Richard A Lovett reports.

Mon 13 May 19 from Cosmos Magazine

Apollo-era moonquakes reveal that the moon may be tectonically active

Moonquakes recorded during the Apollo landings suggest the moon is still tectonically active.

Mon 13 May 19 from ScienceNews

The moon is quaking as it shrinks

A 2010 analysis of imagery from NASA's Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO) found that the moon shriveled like a raisin as its interior cooled, leaving behind thousands of cliffs called thrust ...

Mon 13 May 19 from Phys.org

NASA tracks origins of Apollo's mysterious moonquakes - CNET

The moon is shaking like Elvis's hips, and it might be because it's shrinking.

Thu 16 May 19 from CNET Cutting Edge

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