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  • News in Brief

    AI bests humans at mapping the moon

    Artificial intelligence is helping draw a more detailed map of the moon.

    An AI that studied lunar images to learn what craters look like has discovered thousands of new pockmarks on the moon’s surface. This program could also be used to catalog impact scars on other moons or planets, which might improve scientists’ understanding of how various objects roamed our solar system in the past...

    03/15/2018 - 15:53 Artificial Intelligence, Planetary Science
  • Science Ticker

    Probes unveil three hidden blemishes on moon’s face

    Gravitational tugs on a pair of spacecraft have revealed previously unseen blemishes on the moon’s face.

    Evidence of three basins — Asperitatis, Bartels-Voskresenskiy, and Copernicus-H — comes from gravity data collected by NASA’s GRAIL mission in 2012 and provides a clearer picture of circular dents on the moon’s surface formed by impact craters. These basins are often obscured by...

    10/30/2015 - 14:43 Planetary Science
  • News in Brief

    Probes unveil three hidden blemishes on moon’s face

    Gravitational tugs on a pair of spacecraft have revealed previously unseen blemishes on the moon’s face.

    Evidence of three new basins comes from gravity data collected by NASA’s GRAIL mission in 2012 (new basins circled in black, redder colors indicate a greater gravitational tug). The data provide a clearer picture of dents on the moon’s surface formed by impact craters,...

    10/30/2015 - 14:43 Planetary Science
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    Moon’s craters remeasured

    Large craters cover more of the moon’s surface on its nearside than its farside, according to new maps from NASA’s GRAIL spacecrafts.

    Scientists haven’t always agreed on the size of lunar craters because lava filled many of the biggest impact basins on the side of the moon that faces Earth. For nine months in 2012, astronomers used GRAIL to map the thickness of the crust in and around...

    11/07/2013 - 17:15 Astronomy, Planetary Science