NASA Observes Moon's Tidal Bulge from Lunar Orbit

May 30, 2014 7:31 PM

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NASA Observes Moon's Tidal Bulge from Lunar Orbit

The moon’s gravity is responsible for the rise and fall of the ocean’s tides, but the Earth has a similar effect on the moon.

Scientists at the U.S. space agency, NASA, say they’ve been able to observe, for the first time from lunar orbit, a “bulge” in the moon caused by the “gravitational tug-of-war with Earth.”

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