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February 13, 2011

Deep Interior of Moon Resembles Earth's Core

The moon is currently being studied meticulously to understand our own planet better. Recently, some NASA researched applied new technologies to gain more understanding and verified that the Moon has a core.

The group discovered the most interior of the Moon to have structural similarities with Earth and their observations say that the core has a small ratio of light elements like sulfur, which is similar to Earth's core of sulfur, oxygen etc.

This relates to what we have learnt in class about how the Moon has been inferred to be merely a piece of Earth that broke off a long time ago

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2011/01/110106144751.htm

Posted by aarthi at February 13, 2011 06:00 PM

Comments

How interesting! The article mentioned that array processing (the method used to help find more information about the Moon's core), is a newer method researchers applied to older findings. This just goes to show that our knowledge of the universe and other celestial bodies can change at any time with the help of new ideas about research as well as new technologies.

Posted by: alymro at February 13, 2011 07:08 PM

This article is really interesting and is very relevant to what we are discussing in class. The finding of similar materials in the moon's core as in the Earth's core definitely provides support for the theory of a giant impact that blasted rock from Earth's outer layers into space that after accretion created our moon.

Posted by: emschnei at February 15, 2011 10:01 PM

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