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Lunar Swirl Reiner Gamma | by NASA Goddard Photo and Video
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Lunar Swirl Reiner Gamma

Research using data from NASA's ARTEMIS mission suggests that lunar swirls, like the Reiner Gamma lunar swirl imaged here by NASA's Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter, could be the result of solar wind interactions with the Moon's isolated pockets of magnetic field.

 

Credits: NASA LRO WAC science team

 

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Uploaded on February 27, 2019