The Moon’s South Pole Is Hiding Something Massive and Mysterious

We have no idea what it might be

Popular Science
Jun 17, 2019 · 5 min read
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Elevation data for the South Pole-Aitken Basin (blues are low, with high mountains are in red and yellow). Image: NASA/GSFC/University of Arizona

By Neel Patel

It’s been 50 years since Apollo 11, but our knowledge of the moon is still remarkably scant. We’ve only just scratched the surface of what there is to know, quite literally. A recent paper published in Geophysical Research Letters outlines the discovery of a…

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