Well, the moon is not made of cheese, sorry. For those of you holding on to that quaint myth, you can now put that to bed.
A recent study conducted by multiple scientists reveals that the core of the moon MIGHT in fact be……not cheese, but water. That’s right, The core of the moon might be water.
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One of the researchers, Ralph Milliken, the lead author on the project, and also an associate professor at Brown University (in the Department of Earth, Environmental and Planetary Sciences), said of the study, “The key question is whether those Apollo samples represent the bulk conditions of the lunar interior or instead represent unusual or perhaps anomalous water-rich regions within an otherwise ‘dry’ mantle. By looking at the orbital data, we can examine the large pyroclastic deposits on the Moon that were never sampled by the Apollo or Luna missions. The fact that nearly all of them exhibit signatures of water suggests that the Apollo samples are not anomalous, so it may be that the bulk interior of the Moon is wet.”
Ok, so maybe the moon’s core is not an underground sea, and maybe more studies are needed, but the possibility that the core of the moon is, as Milliken says, wet, is an exciting possibility, one that leads us to ask the next question. Are moon men real? Moon women? Moon life? These are the questions that vex humans’ souls. So, even if you have had your moon cheese fantasy dashed to the metaphorical ground, now you can indulge in a new fantasy, moon people are…REAL!