Subject: Why does far side of moon look so different from near side?
Date: Sat Nov 13 13:51:42 2004
Posted by nick
Grade level: grad (science)
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Area of science: Astronomy
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I have read that the crust is thicker.. but why? As I understand it, the
Earth's gravity squeezes the Moon so that the far and near sides receive the
similar forces. I don't see how the Earth can significantly screen the
nearside Moon from impacts any more than the farside. So why?
Re: Why does far side of moon look so different from near side?
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