Scientists pin down timing of lunar dynamo’s demise

Findings suggest the moon’s magnetic field was produced by the fallout of a crystallizing iron core.

Jennifer Chu | MIT News Office • mit
Jan. 1, 2020 ~7 min

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Behind the scenes of the Apollo mission at MIT

From making the lunar landings possible to interpreting the meaning of the moon rocks, the Institute was a vital part of history.

David L. Chandler | MIT News Office • mit
July 18, 2019 ~15 min

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MIT, Blue Origin to cooperate on sending research experiment to the moon

MIT community input will help determine the focus of the study to be carried aboard Blue Moon lander.

Department of Aeronautics and Astronautics • mit
May 10, 2019 ~2 min

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Lunar dynamo’s lifetime extended by at least 1 billion years | MIT News

Findings suggest two mechanisms may have powered the moon’s ancient churning, molten core.

Jennifer Chu | MIT News Office • mit
Aug. 9, 2017 ~9 min

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Retracing the origins of a massive, multi-ring crater | MIT News

Scientists reconstruct first hours after a giant impact created one of the largest craters on the moon.

Jennifer Chu | MIT News Office • mit
Oct. 27, 2016 ~9 min

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Students’ project a contender for a hitchhike to the moon | MIT News

AeroAstro team turns to MIT crowdsourcing to fund entry in NASA space launch competition.

Department of Aeronautics and Astronautics • mit
Feb. 5, 2016 ~5 min

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Moon’s crust as fractured as can be | MIT News

Study finds barrage of small asteroids shattered moon’s upper crust.

Jennifer Chu | MIT News Office • mit
Sept. 10, 2015 ~6 min

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