Scientists Have Detected a Huge Anomaly Under the Moon’s Largest Crater

A giant hunk of heavy material detected under the Moon’s largest crater may be the remains of an ancient asteroid or a solidified magma ocean, according to a recent study in Geophysical Research Letters.

The newly discovered anomaly is about five times as massive as the Big Island of Hawaii, said lead author Peter B. James, an assistant professor of planetary geophysics at Baylor University in Waco, Texas.

“We had to sit on this finding for a few years while we did our due...

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