HomeAstronomyMoon rocks from Antarctica include tiny amounts of gas from Earth

Moon rocks from Antarctica include tiny amounts of gas from Earth

Moon rocks aren’t just about the rock — the gas trapped inside is just as intriguing.

A new examination of six lunar meteorites found in Antarctica has revealed the first definitive proof that the moon inherited chemical elements from Earth’s interior. The discovery adds support to the theory that our planet’s most enduring companion was born when something massive slammed into the Earth in the distant past, also known as the giant impact theory.

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