Secrets Of Moon’s ‘Ocean of Storms’ Revealed By NASA Mission

October 2, 2014 12:13 PM

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Secrets Of Moon’s ‘Ocean of Storms’ Revealed By NASA Mission

Astronomers have used data provided by NASA’s Gravity Recovery and Interior Laboratory, or GRAIL, mission to solve one of the oldest mysteries of the Moon’s surface. According to the space agency, a rocky outline of a region on the lunar surface is not related any asteroid impact as earlier believed.

Previous theories suggested that the craggy region on the Moon’s surface known as Oceanus Procellarum, or the Ocean of Storms, was caused by an asteroid. But, scientists working on the GRAIL mission said that they have found evidence that the rough outline of this rectangular region – about 1,600 mi...

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