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Scientists discover ‘interesting’ connections between the genesis of the Moon and the mantle of the Earth.
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Scientists discover ‘interesting’ connections between the genesis of the Moon and the mantle of the Earth.

According to a recent study, the Moon received the native noble gases helium and neon from the Earth's mantle. According to a study published on Wednesday in the journal Science Advances, scientists from the Eidgenössische Technische Hochschule (ETH), Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich, have found the first unambiguous evidence that the Moon received native noble gases from the Earth's mantle. The discovery of solar gases in lunar basaltic materials for the first time, unrelated to any exposure to the lunar surface, was a particularly interesting finding, according to Patrizia Will, a cosmochemist and the study's principal researcher at Washington University in St. Louis. Humans have always been fascinated by the Moon. Scientists did not, however, start taking it seriously...
New research finds trenches and caves on the Moon that people can call “home”
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New research finds trenches and caves on the Moon that people can call “home”

You no longer need to worry about being warm or cold in order to live peacefully on the Moon. UCLA planetary scientists have found cool, shaded areas within lunar pits that average 63 degrees Fahrenheit, making them perfect base camps for lunar exploration and long-term living. In contrast to the rest of the moon's surface, which has a temperature of 260 degrees during the day and drops to 280 degrees below zero at night, these pits and any caverns they may lead to have "warmer weather." Since the 2009 discovery of pits on the moon, researchers have pondered whether or not those pits connect to caves that might serve as hiding places. About 16 of the more than 200 holes, according to Tyler Horvath, a UCLA doctorate student in planetary science who oversaw the research, are likely col...