The Giant Impact Hypothesis is the most widely accepted theory for the creation of the Moon; the authors here investigate possible configurations of the early Solar System to produce the right conditions for impact between Earth and the doomed proto-planet Theia.
North Americans will enjoy a partial solar eclipse this afternoon. Read more to find out the best ways to view the eclipse!
The moon provides an easy way to detect rare ultra-high-energy cosmic rays.
Heat from the proto-Earth may have caused the difference in the Moon’s far- and near-side crust thicknesses.
How good are citizen-scientists at characterizing crater densities and size distributions on the lunar surface? For that matter how good are the experts? Today’s study attempts to answer these questions by having a group of experts analyze images of the Moon from the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter Camera.
I’m going to go ahead and give away the punchline: the answer to this post’s title is, “If your source is within 8 degrees of the Moon, quite probably.” — at least according to this paper’s authors. Read on to find out why!