Astronomy: Dr. Sun & the Moon

Generations of schoolboys who have been taught that moonlight is nothing more than reflected sunlight may well have been misinformed. More and more scientists have become convinced that the moon occasionally generates light of its own. During periods of intense solar activity, say modern astronomers, high-energy protons expelled from the sun strike luminescent meteorite material on the lunar surface, and the collisions cause some areas of the moon to glow. Now a Chinese-born, Westinghouse Electric Corp. scientist has gone a step further. An ever-shifting, narrow strip of the moon, he believes,...

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