Moon had Powerful Magnetic Field in the past

December 5, 2014 11:41 PM

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Moon had Powerful Magnetic Field in the past

A new study conducted by Ben Weiss, professor of planetary sciences at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), and other researchers stated that Apollo astronauts had detected evidence that lunar rocks were once magnetized. The discovery by Apollo astronauts indicated that the moon once had active magnetic field.

The study published in the journal Science on December 4 stated that earth’s moon once had a molten core that emitted a magnetic field stronger that the magnetic field emitted by earth today. This magnetic field does not exist today on the moon, but its traces could still be hidden with the rocks of...

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