300px MoonTopoLOLA Images Show Moon Is Still Growing And Shrinking

The topography of the Moon referenced to a sphere with a radius of 1737.4 kilometers. Data were obtained from the Lunar Orbiter Laser Altimeter (LOLA) that was flown on the mission Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO). The color coded topography is displayed in two Lambert equal area images projected on the near and far side hemispheres. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

By Sunil Kumar

 

The moon is often considered as a geologically dead fixture in our sky. However, new images returned from Nasa’s Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO) suggest that our natural satellite isn’t dead at all. It’s actually pretty active having both shrank and grown fairly recently in its history, Discovery News reported.

 Images Show Moon Is Still Growing And Shrinking
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