Even after 50 years Apollo 11 landed on the moon, there are some moon mysteries that are still unsolved.
50 years ago, Apollo 11 landed on the moon. It was the first time in history human step its foot on the moon.
There are six biggest mysteries about the moon that are still unsolved.
1. The Origin of the moon:
Many of us are wondering to know how the moon was formed, and how it relates to the earth. Many scientists believe that the moon began as a magma ocean-a giant ball of molten lava-orbiting Earth. Some studies show that the material that formed our own planet also formed the moon.
The scientific conception which is the most believed one is that the moon began as a magma ocean a giant ball of molten lava, orbiting Earth. This, in turn, led, decades later, to the hypothesis that the moon was borne out of Earth itself when a giant impact with a Mars-sized object ejected debris into orbit.
2. Water on the moon:
Yes, there is water on the moon. We are talking about troves and troves of water-ice that could be sitting just beneath the surface, especially at the lunar poles. The question is, how did all that water-ice get there? Answer to this question is still unknown.
Yes, there are moonquakes happening on the moon. These shakes are measured by Apollo-era seismometers from 1969 to 1977. We are already aware of a few things that cause moonquakes like – thermal expansion, tidal stress, and meteorite impacts. We don’t know about the exact process that how the quakes behave.
4. Tidal Locking:
Moon is tidally locked, this is the reason we have only ever seen one side of the moon. Only one side of the moon faces Earth.
5. South Pole-Aitken Basin Anomaly:
Discovery shows that something massive is lurking underneath the south pole of the moon. Scientists have no idea what this is. Some theories show that it is a heavy metal body from a projectile that impacted the surface a long time ago.
6. Volcanoes on the moon:
We don’t see volcanoes erupting on the moon. Some research scientists say that lunar volcanoes were active within the last 100 million years.