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What the “invisible” side of the Moon is like

Imagine what you see when looking up at the night sky — the Moon, the Earth's only satellite. Have you ever noticed that you actually always look at the same side of the Moon? Have you perhaps wondered what the other side is like? Scientists... click to read more

  • Yan Su | Professor at National Astronomical Observatories, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, China; University of Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, China
  • Chunlai Li | Professor at National Astronomical Observatories, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, China; University of Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, China
  • Elena Pettinelli | Professor at Mathematics and Physics Department, Roma Tre University, Roma, Italy
Views 306
Reading time 3 min
published on Feb 4, 2021
A neighborhood in space: finding the Moon’s age to understand Earth’s evolution

Understanding what made the Earth a habitable planet is an overarching goal of planetary sciences. Early events during the Earth's infancy set the initial conditions for its long-term evolution. The formation of its iron core and rocky mantle is one of those essential events. It... click to read more

  • Maxime Maurice | PhD student at German Aerospace Center (DLR), Rice University
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Reading time 3.5 min
published on Feb 1, 2021