Moon once had stronger 'magnetic heart' than Earth

December 7, 2014 10:23 AM

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Washington, Dec. 07 (ANI): Scientists have recently theorized that the moon might have had a "dynamo, or a heart" made out of flowing metal, which generates the magnetic field even stronger than the Earth.

Scientists believe they have solved a 40-year-old mystery about what caused rocks collected by NASA's Apollo astronauts to become magnetized, as they have stated that the moon, despite being only 1 percent the mass of Earth, had a moving, molten metallic core, which could generate a global magnetic ...

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