We don’t know what causes strange bright features on the moon called lunar swirls, but a new analysis has discovered surprising hints that they are found where the ground is lower
23 March 2022
Strange bright patterns on the moon’s surface called lunar swirls don’t seem to be simply draped across the ground, as researchers thought, but instead correlate with topographical changes. This means they may be more complicated than we realised.
The swirls, which resemble cream being stirred into coffee, range in size from a few metres across to more than 50 kilometres, and they have been spotted all over the surface of the moon. But their nature …