Massive Lunar Crater to be Named After Aviation Pioneer Amelia Earhart

March 18, 2015 4:45 PM

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Planetary scientists announced that a newly discovered lunar crater will be named after Amelia Earhart. The massive crater has a width of more than 124 miles. However, the scientists originally thought it was way smaller before analyzing the data collected by NASA’s GRAIL mission.

The massive lunar crater was facing our planet and according to the scientists, it has been on the moon for about 3.9 billion years. The astronomers stumbled upon the massive crater while they were testing new techniques for GRAIL that would enable them to observe smaller features. While studying va...

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