Planetary scientists presented the possibility of on the origin of Earth satellite of moonquakes. This tells the newspaper Space.com. Taking into account the opinion of academics, the pull of the planet can create the tides, such as those that arise due to the gravitational attraction of the Earth and the moon.
To such conclusions scientists have come, having analysed data from the lunar orbital device LRO (Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter), which is found on the Earth satellite distinctive surface defects.
All planetary scientists have identified 14 distinctive features of the terrain, the geometry of which can only be explained by the influence of the gravitational attraction of the Earth.
So, most of the protrusion was found among the hallmarks of the satellite is oriented in the direction of the planet that said, considering the opinion of the researchers, the main influence of the Earth on their formation.
The length of the protrusions on the surface of the moon is estimated at several km, and a height of several meters. Apparently, their formation happens still.
Previously, scientists thought that the planet today has virtually no impact on the Geology of her companion. Studies of planetary scientists has shown that it is not.
If today the influence of the earth to the moon is large, the latter does not exclude the origin of moonquakes, which could see modern seismographs.
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