Chinese Lunar Rover May Have Identified Mantle Exposure

Guest geological note by David Middleton Chang’e-4: Chinese rover ‘confirms’ Moon crater theoryBy Paul RinconScience editor, BBC News website 15 May 2019 The Chinese Chang’e-4 rover may have confirmed a longstanding idea about the origin of a vast crater on the Moon’s far side. The rover’s landing site lies within a vast impact depression created…

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Moon revealed to have an Earth-like core

NASA Research Team Reveals Moon Has Earth-Like Core WASHINGTON – State-of-the-art seismological techniques applied to Apollo-era data suggest our moon has a core similar to Earth’s. Uncovering details about the lunar core is critical for developing accurate models of the moon’s formation. The data sheds light on the evolution of a lunar dynamo — a…