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THE MOON IS SHRINKING AND SHAKING, NASA SAYS

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The Moon is shrinking and shaking as it does, according to new Nasa data.

Over the last decade, scientists have established that as the inside of the Moon cooled, it shrivelled up a like a raisin. That left it riven with cliffs called "thrust faults", marked all over its surface.

Now a new analysis, using data from Nasa missions, suggests that the Moon could still be shrinking today. As it does, it is experiencing moonquakes along those thrust faults, with the planet shaking along those cliffs.

Scientists compare the process to the way a grape will gradually wrinkle up, adding lines as it cools and shrinks. But unlike a grape's skin, the crust around the Moon cannot stretch and is instead brittle, making it break apart as the shrinking happens.
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The faults form when the crust moves around, and one part of the crust is pushed up over another. They form unusual-looking cliffs that can be seen from the surface, standing tall and many miles long.
wonder if they can produce an artificial moon.
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wonder if they can produce an artificial moon.
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Look at it this way: In about four and a half billion years, the sun will die and we will, also.
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