Lunar gravity-maps

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9 Responses to “Lunar gravity-maps”

  1. Andrew Singleton says:

    While this is interesting I’d like to know what sort of use this will be. I’m sure it could be I just can’t think of it.

    • Just_Ok says:

      So, you don’t understand the gravity of the situation?

    • Clevername says:

       The variations are so pronounced that they make low Lunar orbits unstable. This data could be useful if you want to put something in Lunar orbit.

    • Mark Dow says:

      They are useful for understanding the subsurface structure, physical processes and history of the moon. The moon and earth are related in many respects (e.g. where we are in the solar system), but the moon tends to preserve structure that is obliterated by fast weathering and plate tectonics. So the maps are also related to earth’s history.

  2. iCowboy says:

    If you’re a geologist gravity anomalies are incredibly useful for giving some indication of the internal structure of a body. The physical size, rate of change and magnitude of gravitational anomalies let you begin to map where material of greater or lesser density is located inside the body – is it a shallow magmatic intrusion, is it molten or partially molten, is it something deep down and so on…
    There’s a pronounced asymmetry in the appearance of the Moon between front-side and far-side with far more large infilled impact basins on the side closest to Earth. These are associated with similar differences between the gravitational patterns of the two hemispheres.

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      variations are so pronounced that they make low Lunar orbits unstable.
      This data could be useful if you want to put something in Lunar orbit.

  3. haineux says:

    TMA-1, Frank.

  4. swankles says:

    erm….I thought gravity was based purely on the mass of the body…physics is so weird.

  5. miasm says:

    Once and for all!!
    Incontrovertible proof that the moon isn’t just grey.
    ???
    The moon landings were faked!

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