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Moon Had an Atmosphere 3+ Billion Yrs Ago


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Andie

Posted 05 October 2017 - 02:41 PM

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This is really cool the think about.

https://phys.org/new...atmosphere.html

In new work, Dr. Debra H. Needham, Research Scientist of NASA Marshall Space Flight Center, and Dr. David A. Kring, Universities Space Research Association (USRA) Senior Staff Scientist, at the Lunar and Planetary Institute (LPI), calculated the amounts of gases that rose from the erupting lavas as they flowed over the surface and showed that those gases accumulated around the Moon to form a transient atmosphere. The atmosphere was thickest during the peak in volcanic activity about 3.5 billion years ago and, when created, would have persisted for about 70 million years before being lost to space.

Read more at: https://phys.org/new...sphere.html#jCp

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Posted 06 October 2017 - 05:55 AM

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While many may say, this ain't news. It's good to see this get out there in the punblic.
The solar system is far more interesting than most people have ever considered, and it's in our back yard.

Marshall Space Flight Center's Debra Needham, Ph.D., and Universities Space Research Assoc.'s David Kring, Ph.D., have calculated the amounts of gases that erupted with lava from lunar volcanoes 3.5 billion years ago that formed an atmosphere around the moon that had lots of water in it. Dr. Needham reports, “The total amount of H2O released during the emplacement of the mare basalts is nearly twice the volume of water in Lake Tahoe. Although much of this vapor would have been lost to space, a significant fraction might have made its way to the lunar poles. This means some of the lunar polar gases we see at the poles might have originated inside the moon.” It also means there might be valuable water ice at the lunar poles for the first human bases on the moon.-NASA

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