The Moon Is Shrinking, Triggering Moonquakes!
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NASA says the moon is shrinking and it may be creating so-called “moonquakes.” Scientists say the moon’s interior is cooling and causing it to shrivel up like a raisin. The shrinking has caused ridges on the moon’s surface called “thrust faults” — where one section of crust is pushed up over a neighboring part. Scientists now believe those faults are to blame for the ongoing tremors across the lunar surface, in the video “NASA says the moon is shrinking and experiencing “moonquakes”“, below:
Newly discovered cliffs in the lunar crust indicate the moon shrank globally in the geologically recent past and might still be shrinking today, according to a team analyzing new images from NASA’s Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO) spacecraft. The results provide important clues to the moon’s recent geologic and tectonic evolution, in the video “NASA, LRO Reveals “Incredible Shrinking Moon”“, below:
The moon’s Lee Lincoln Scarp (visited by Apollo 17 astronauts) has been visualized by NASA using Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter imagery and elevation maps. – Moonquakes Rattle the Moon as It Shrinks Like a Raisin, in the video “Moon’s Lee Lincoln Scarp Visualized Using Orbiter Imagery“, below:
This means that the moon is alive. It is dynamic and active.
Newly discovered cliffs in the lunar crust indicate the moon shrank globally in the geologically recent past and might still be shrinking today, according to a team analyzing new images from NASA’s Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter, or LRO spacecraft. The results provide important clues to the moon’s recent geologic and tectonic evolution, in the video “Moon Reveals New Secrets to Spacecraft“, below:
To better understand Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter, since launch on June 18, 2009 as a precursor mission, the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO) has remained in orbit around the moon, collecting vast amounts of science data in support of NASA’s exploration goals. Watch and learn about the instruments aboard the LRO, how they’ve been used in the LRO’s exploration mission, and what they’ve enabled us to discover about the moon, in the video “Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter Mission Highlights“, below:
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