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Planetary scientists find evidence of solar-driven change on Moon

22/08/2021 09:05 AM | Click to read full article

Tiny iron nanoparticles unlike any found naturally on Earth are nearly everywhere on the Moon. A new study, uncovered important clues to help understand the surprisingly active lunar surface- solar radiation could be a more important source of lunar iron nanoparticles than previously thought.

As NASA prepares to land the first woman and the next man on the surface of the Moon by 2024, understanding the solar radiation environment and possible resources on the Moon are critical.