Tectonic activity is causing the moon to shrink, analysis of Nasa images shows

The moon is steadily shrinking, causing wrinkling on its surface and quakes, according to analysis of imagery captured by Nasa’s Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO) published on Monday.A survey of more than 12,000 images revealed that lunar basin Mare Frigoris near the moon’s north pole – one of many vast basins long assumed to be dead sites from a geological point of view – has been cracking and shifting.Unlike Earth, where tectonic activity is driven by its hot interior, the moon does not have…

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