Scientists have successfully revealed the internal structure of the Moon and their findings confirm that it has a solid core, like the Earth.
Scientists have made a remarkable discovery regarding the Moon’s interior: a solid inner core.
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By analyzing seismic data from moonquakes and utilizing advanced computer models, researchers have determined that the Moon possesses a small, solid core at its center. This finding challenges previous theories that suggested the Moon’s core was entirely molten.
The team has revealed the existence of a solid inner core about 500 km in diameter, which is about 15% of the total size of the Moon.
Artist’s impression of the lunar interior. From the surface down to the center: a thin crust, a very thick mantle, a low-viscosity zone at the core-mantle boundary, a fluid outer core, and a solid inner core. Credit Géoazur/Nicolas Sarter
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