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Thursday, August 19, 2010

The Earth's Moon is Shrinking !!!

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, suggests a NASA study released today. The Christian Science Monitor, The National Geographic News, The Guardian, and UPI has more.


Quantum_Flux said...

I'll just bet it has something to do with the iron allotrope arrangement changing from a body centered cubic structure (1538 C) to a face centered cubic structure (1394 C) and then back to a body centered cubic structure (912 C) as it cooled down from its moltent state.

Quantum_Flux said...

Allotropes of Iron