How the Moon’s Far Side Got Its Radioactive Spots

  • How the Moon’s Far Side Got Its Radioactive Spots

    Posted by on December 22, 2020 at 9:20 AM

    For decades, a mystery on the Moon has puzzled scientists: anomalous “hotspots” of radioactive material strewn across its surface. 

    Now, scientists finally have an answer, and it could have far-reaching implications for our understanding of planetary formation and even the origins of life. 

    The Moon had a rocky infancy. First, it was blasted into existence when Earth was hit by a Mars-sized object some 4.5 billion years ago, so the theory goes, causing it to spend its early years as a molten ball of magma. About a half-billion years later, it was cataclysmically struck by another space rock that left

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