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Rust in Peace – Why is the Moon Rusting?

Posted by Guy Pirro 09/22/2020 12:38AM

Rust in Peace – Why is the Moon Rusting?

Mars has long been known for its rust. Iron on its surface combined with water and oxygen from the ancient past, give the Red Planet its hue. But scientists were recently surprised to find evidence that our airless Moon has rust on it as well. While our Moon is airless, research indicates the presence of hematite, a form of rust that normally requires oxygen and water. That has scientists puzzled.


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