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honestmonkey
2002-Jul-22, 04:11 PM
Here's a link to Yahoo news (I couldn't find the original on Space.com):

http://news.yahoo.com/news?tmpl=story2&cid=96&ncid=96&e=3&u=/space/20020719/sc_space/top_10_apollo_era_moon_discoveries

The story title is "Top Ten Apollo Moon Discoveries". It lists 10 things we've discovered about the moon and solar system from the Apollo missions explorations and moon rock retrieval.

Donnie B.
2002-Jul-22, 09:15 PM
I would add this to the list: "The Moon is no longer volcanically active."

This may seem obvious to us now, but before the Apollo landings there were many planetary scientists who believed that some (if not all) lunar craters were volcanic caldera, and that the Apollo missions would bring back evidence of recent volcanism. The exact opposite was the case.

(Edited to remove effects of Fumble Finger Syndrome)


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