Who Knew Moon Dust Was So Important?
It turns out dust is a major concern in space exploration, and a new study shows the moon has a giant cloud of it.By Steven Sparkman | June 17, 2015
Our own moon still has some mysteries, even after all these years of exploration. But who would have guessed that moon dust would be one of the most enduring? (Video via NASA)
A new study found that the moon sports a large, permanent cloud, even though it has no atmosphere, and the dust is most likely being kicked up by a constant stream of tiny particles hitting the surface. (Video via NASA)
The research used data from NASA's LADEE mission, which studied the moon from a low-altitude orbit. It found that the cloud got thicker when the moon went through, say, a comet's path or a meteor shower. (Video via NASA)