In the past millions of years the Earth’s natural satellite has shrunk by almost 46 meters The Moon is shrinking as it becomes cooler from the inside, according to latest research conducted by the National Aeronautical and Space Administration (NASA). When a cold and brittle object like the Moon shrinks its surface breaks and develops thrust faults where one part gets elevated as compared to the surrounding area. The measurement of these quakes proves that the Moon is shrinking and tectonically active as the results obtained from simulations run by scientists have reduced the chances of it being co incidence to less than four percent. The surface of the Moon is known to darken over long periods of time when exposed to solar and other space radiation. The bright patches have been exposed to this radiation only recently hence the existence of boulders and landslides is evidence of recent moonquakes.
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