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Lunar craters may harbor alien minerals, according to study

May 27, 2013

Lunar craters may harbor alien minerals, according to study

Scientists crack the code on moon minerals.

It seems the moon is harboring some alien debris, according to astronomers.

Strange minerals detected at the center of some of the moon’s deepest impact craters has long puzzled astronomers, but it now seems that the minerals may have Earthly origins. According to a newly published paper  in the May 26 online issue of the journal Nature Geoscience, the minerals likely originated from asteroids striking the moon, and asteroid debris from impacts on Earth.

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