The Moon Shrinks and Has Moonquakes, Showing That It’s Still Geologically Active – Great Lakes Ledger

The Moon Shrinks and Has Moonquakes, Showing That It's Still Geologically Active - Great Lakes Ledger

  • Many people tend to perceive the moon like a silent world.
  • The first signs which infer that the moon is not geologically active were observed more than five decades ago during the Apollo missions.
  • A new study argues that the moon has active feature faults.
  • The moon might be geologically active as it has moonquakes, and it’s shrinking.
  • The survey revealed that thousands of scarps could be seen across the moon.
  • Many researchers believe that these scarps are thrust faults, which appeared when the moon cooled down.
  • Due to thermal contraction, the volume of the moon will become smaller, compressing the surface at the same time.