Science: Moon Pits

If the moon is indeed green cheese, where is the cat that will catch the mice that nibble the holes that are easily seen by persons with a strong pair of binoculars?

At Wellington, N. Z., Prof. A. C. Gifford of the Hector Observatory is something of a cat. The lunar mice, he suggested last week, are meteors. Others have believed that the multitude of craters on the moon's surface are the chilly orifices of extinct volcanoes, mementoes of the aeons just after the moon, a molten fragment, was flung off from the earth's...

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