China’s Jade Rabbit rover finds layers under Moon’s surface

March 14, 2015 8:31 AM

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MEXICO: Chinese scientists, based on ground-penetrating radar measurements by country’s first lunar rover Yutu aka Jade Rabbit, have claimed that the Moon could have at least nine layers beneath its surface hinting at the possibility of multiple geologic processes on Earth’s natural satellite.

“We have for the first time detected multiple subsurface layers (on the Moon),” said lead author Xiao Long, professor of the China University of Geosciences in Wuhan, attributing these layers to ancient lava flows and the weathering of rocks and boulders into regolith, or loose layers of dust, over ...

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