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The Moon As You've Never Seen It
The Moon As You've Never Seen It
Jun 25, 2024 4:28 AM

(NASA/JPL-Caltech/MIT/GSFC)

Last year, two NASA satellites, Ebb and Flow, mapped the moon's gravity field in unprecedented detail. Higher gravity levels are shown in red, lower fields in blue in the photo above.

This week, the space agency released in mission-ending dives. NASA deliberately plunged them into a lunar mountain, well away from the and other historic sites.

Scientists are still poring through the last chunk of data Ebb and Flow beamed back before their demise, but we think this is one of the most amazing images prodocued by the mission.

This NASA video offers more detail.

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