What the Heck is That?

  • Released Friday, October 30, 2020
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This video explains the formation of several mysterious looking features on the Moon, while providing some quirky humor along the way.

Music Provided by Universal Production Music:

“Folky Mood” – Karl Thomas Rundqvist

“Appreciate Ur Patience” – Nathan Foreman, Sebastian Barnaby Robertson

“Bar Humbug” – Christopher Mark Salt, Philip Guyler

“Edutaining” – Anders Johan Greger Lewen

“Let’s Shake It” – Simon James, Von Hemingway, William Riddims

Watch this video on the NASA Goddard YouTube channel.

From mysterious swirls of pale dust to oblong craters and oddly-shaped ridges, numerous sights on the lunar landscape are subject to a wide range of inquiry. In this video, Dr. Noah Petro, the Project Scientist of the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter mission, examines some of these strange and unusual looking features on the Moon to answer the most profound question of them all: “What the heck is that?” The Moon is not made of cheese, but this production definitely is. Don't say we didn't warn you.


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NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center.

Music Provided by Universal Production Music:

"Folky Mood" – Karl Thomas Rundqvist.

"Appreciate Ur Patience" – Nathan Foreman, Sebastian Barnaby Robertson.

"Bar Humbug" – Christopher Mark Salt, Philip Guyler.

"Edutaining" – Anders Johan Greger Lewen.

"Let’s Shake It" – Simon James, Von Hemingway, William Riddims.

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