The moon once had a magnetic heart stronger than Earth

December 7, 2014 11:35 AM

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The moon once had a magnetic heart stronger than Earth

Although today the Moon does not have a global magnetic field, the discovery of a residual magnetization in moon rocks and in the crust of our satellite has shown that a powerful magnetic field must have existed billions of years ago.

Determine with certainty whether a lunar dynamo really existed, would have important implications for the understanding of the internal structure of our satellite, its thermal history, training and on our general knowledge of the physics of planetary magnetic fields.

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