How a huge impact may have given the Moon two faces

While we can only see one "face" on the Moon from our vantage point here on Earth, the far side is actually quite different. Observations have shown that the "back" of the Moon has a thicker crust and an extra layer of material compared to the side that faces Earth. Now, simulations have revealed one possible, explosive explanation – an impact with a huge object early on in the Moon's life... Continue Reading How a huge impact may have given the Moon two faces Category: Space Tags: Astronomy Collision Earth GRAIL Impact Moon

How a huge impact may have given the Moon two faces

While we can only see one "face" on the Moon from our vantage point here on Earth, the far side is actually quite different. Observations have shown that the "back" of the Moon has a ...

Tue 21 May 19 from Gizmag

NASA's Lunar orbiter finds crash site of Beersheet lander

A photographic search by NASA's Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO) has discovered the crash site of the Israeli Beresheet moon lander. By making a series of comparison images, the hunt ...

Thu 16 May 19 from Gizmag

Chang'e-4: Chinese rover 'confirms' Moon crater theory

The Chinese Chang'e-4 rover may have confirmed a longstanding idea about the origin of a vast crater on the Moon's far side.

Wed 15 May 19 from BBC News

Chinese lander offers clues to the inside of the moon

Wed 15 May 19 from Cosmos Magazine

China's rover peeks under the crust of the far side of the moon

China's Yutu 2 rover on the far side of the moon has found material from deep under the satellite's crust, which we have never been able to study before

Wed 15 May 19 from Newscientist

The Moon’s mantle unveiled

Nature, Published online: 15 May 2019; doi:10.1038/d41586-019-01479-xAn in situ investigation on the far side of the Moon has identified materials that might have originated ...

Wed 15 May 19 from Nature News

China's Chang'E 4 mission discovers new 'secrets' from the far side of the moon

A lunar lander named for the Chinese goddess of the moon may have lessened the mystery of the far side of the moon. The fourth Chang'E probe (CE-4) was the first mission to land on the far ...

Wed 15 May 19 from Phys.org

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