Scientists reveal what is inside the moon’s core

Scientists reveal what is inside the moon’s core

Scientists reveal what is inside the moon's core
Structure of Moon in space, 3D rendering

Scientists reveal what is inside the moon’s core, A team of scientists led by French astronomer Arthur Briaud has recently published a study in the journal Nature Geoscience that claims to have uncovered what is inside the moon’s core.

Using data from NASA’s Gravity Recovery and Interior Laboratory (GRAIL) mission, the scientists were able to create a detailed model of the moon’s interior. This model revealed that the moon has a solid inner core with a radius of about 258 kilometers (160 miles) and a fluid outer core with a radius of about 362 kilometers (225 miles).

The density of the inner core is similar to that of iron, which suggests that it is made up of a mixture of iron and nickel. The outer core is less dense, which suggests that it contains lighter elements such as sulfur and carbon.

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The study also found that the moon’s core is still active, meaning that it is generating its own magnetic field. This is thought to be due to the movement of molten metal in the outer core.

The discovery of a solid inner core in the moon is significant because it suggests that the moon formed very early in the solar system’s history when the solar system was still very hot. This is because a solid inner core could only form if the moon was hot enough for the iron in its core to melt and then cool and solidify.

The findings of this study could help scientists to better understand the formation and evolution of the moon, as well as other rocky planets and moons in the solar system.

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