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Interior of the MoonA variety of geophysical measurements made from Earth, from spacecraft in orbit around the Moon, and by astronauts on the lunar surface allow us to probe beyond the lunar surface to learn about its interior. Similarly to the Earth, the Moon is thought to consist of a distinct crust, mantle, and core. The crust is globally asymmetric in thickness, the mantle is largely homogeneous, and the core is probably layered, with evidence for molten material. This chapter will review a range of methods used to infer the Moon's internal structure, and briefly discuss the implications for the Moon's formation and evolution.
Document ID
20130013896
Document Type
Book Chapter
Authors
Weber, Renee C.
(NASA Marshall Space Flight Center Huntsville, AL, United States)
Date Acquired
August 27, 2013
Publication Date
January 1, 2013
Subject Category
Lunar And Planetary Science And Exploration
Report/Patent Number
M13-2526
Distribution Limits
Public
Copyright
Work of the US Gov. Public Use Permitted.

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