Scientists Theorize about the Geological History of the Moon

December 5, 2014 4:59 PM

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Scientists Theorize about the Geological History of the Moon

Brand new research has determined that there is much more to our Moon than we originally thought. Actually, scientists have always wondered about that big ball of rock that serves as Earth’s sole natural satellite because missions to the moon have collected rock samples that possess magnetic properties. Since the moon does not have its own magnetic field, this anomaly has puzzled scientists for some time.

MIT associate professor Benjamin Weiss, then, co-authored a study to determine what might be the cause of this. He and his team determined that the moon once had a much larger and more active core. He says: “The record of past magnetic fields are recorded in rock, the microscopic alignment of electr...

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