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Earth's pull melts layer around Moon's core
« on: July 28, 2014, 10:24:59 pm »
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The power of Earth's gravity heats up a layer around the Moon's core keeping it liquid, suggests a new model of the lunar interior.

The findings, reported in the journal Nature Geoscience, have implications for our understanding of how the Moon evolved over time.

"This research lets us see a little bit deeper inside the Moon and gives us a better idea of what's going on there," says one of the study's authors, Dr Sander Goossens from NASA's Goddard Space Flight Centre, and the University of Maryland.

Goossens and colleagues developed their new model of the Moon's interior, to explain anomalies in the moon's orbit and its gravitational readings.

http://www.abc.net.au/science/articles/2014/07/28/4053888.htm

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Re: Earth's pull melts layer around Moon's core
« Reply #1 on: July 29, 2014, 07:31:49 am »
Interesting article, thanks for posting.