Lava was boiling from volcanoes on the moon 2 billion years ago, research says
WASHINGTON / BEIJING: A global team of scientists has discovered that 2 billion years ago, lava from volcanoes on the moon boiled and spread to its surface.
The discovery came from a detailed analysis of rocks and soil brought from the moon by the Chinese space mission “Chang E5” in December last year, which has challenged our previous ideas about the origin and evolution of the moon.
“Chang E5” collected these samples from a lunar site where volcanoes existed billions of years ago. The specimens weigh about two kilograms and are owned by China, although some of them were provided for global research.