Apollo-era moonquakes reveal that the moon may be tectonically active

Scientists linked the seismic recordings with a NASA orbiter’s data on surface faults

Apollo mission

MOON SOUNDS  NASA’s Apollo missions installed four solar-powered seismometers on the moon. Moonquakes recorded during those missions have now been linked to faults scattered across the lunar surface.


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