View Full Version : Early Tidal and Rotational Forces Shaped Moon

2014-Jul-30, 09:10 PM
The shape of the moon deviates from a simple sphere in a way that scientists have struggled to explain. But new research shows that tidal forces during the moon’s early history can explain most of its large-scale topography. As the moon cooled and solidified more than four billion years ago, the sculpting effects of tidal […]

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