The Chinese rover Yutu 2 that landed on the far side of the Moon earlier this year, just examined the first-ever samples of the Moon’s mantle.

Scientists examined first-ever glanceThe samples are believed to have been dug out by a meteorite impact so strong that it crashed through the Moon’s crust. With further study, these subsurface rocks could reveal how the Moon formed in the first place.

In its earliest days, the Moon was likely comprised by a vast ocean of magma. During that period, the heavy metals like iron and magnesium  sank below the surface while lighter compounds floated upward, eventually forming the Moon’s crust.

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“This is the first ground truth of what the interior of the moon is really made of,” Purdue University scientist Briony Horgan said. “I would say the really important thing is that it’s different from the Earth.”

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Studying the Moon’s mantle could give scientists new insights into how a large space body forms when the mantle doesn’t interact with water, as it did on Earth and could help understand how other celestial bodies formed as well.

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The samples are believed to have been dug out by a meteorite impact so strong that it crashed through the Moon's crust. With further study, these...
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