Sun  Planets and Moons  ID: 13150

Magnetic Bubbles on the Moon Reveal Evidence of "Sunburn"

Every object, planet or person traveling through space has to contend with the Sun's damaging radiation — and the Moon has the scars to prove it.

Research using data from NASA's ARTEMIS mission — short for Acceleration, Reconnection, Turbulence and Electrodynamics of the Moon’s Interaction with the Sun — suggests how the solar wind and the Moon's crustal magnetic fields work together to give the Moon a distinctive pattern of darker and lighter swirls.

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Andrew Poppe (University of California at Berkeley): Scientist
Genna Duberstein (USRA): Lead Producer
Genna Duberstein (USRA): Writer
Tom Bridgman (Global Science and Technology, Inc.): Lead Visualizer
Ernie Wright (USRA): Lead Visualizer
Andrew Duberstein (Self): Narrator
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