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

Chang’E-4 mission identifies possible rocks from deep below the surface. Andrew Masterson reports.

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

First probe on the Moon’s far side uncovers hints of lunar interior

Nature, Published online: 15 May 2019; doi:10.1038/d41586-019-01541-8China’s Chang’e-4 mission has detected material that was probably stirred up during an impact event.

Wed 15 May 19 from Nature News

Chang’E-4 initial spectroscopic identification of lunar far-side mantle-derived materials

Nature, Published online: 15 May 2019; doi:10.1038/s41586-019-1189-0Initial spectral observations by China’s Chang’E-4 far-side lunar rover suggest the presence of materials ...

Wed 15 May 19 from Nature News

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 lunar rover may have found minerals from the moon’s mantle

The Chang’e-4 mission spotted material on the lunar surface that appears to contain bits originating from the moon’s interior.

Wed 15 May 19 from ScienceNews

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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