News of the WeekLunar and Planetary Science Conference

A Primal Crust Found on the Moon, While Mercury's Proves Elusive

+ See all authors and affiliations

Science  10 Apr 2009:
Vol. 324, Issue 5924, pp. 161
DOI: 10.1126/science.324.5924.161a

You are currently viewing the summary.

View Full Text

Summary

Researchers from two ongoing missions to the moon reported at the Lunar and Planetary Science Conference that they now have the final, direct proof of the "lunar magma ocean" hypothesis of the formation of the moon's bright highlands.