Science: The New Moon

Nearly five years after Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin landed on the Sea of Tranquility, many questions about the moon remain unanswered. Indeed, some scientists feel that they may never completely learn the origin and history of the earth's immediate neighbor. Yet as a result of painstaking analysis of the 838 Ibs. of lunar rocks and the wealth of data collected by six Apollo crews, a fundamental understanding of the moon as well as of the early years of the earth is now finally beginning to emerge.

Scientists generally agree that the moon was...

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