UMBC Researcher Proposes That Moon Dust is the Answer


Published: Nov 15, 2011

According to NASA, for 40 years, what created the Moon’s ionosphere was a puzzle until Tim Stubbs an Assistant Research Scientist at UMBC working at the Goddard Space Flight Center published a possible solution — moondust.

“An ionosphere made of dust,” says NASA, “instead of gas is new to planetary science. No one knows how it will behave at different times of night and day or at different phases of the solar cycle, or how it might affect future radio communications and navigation on the Moon. ”

Read more about Tim Stubbs’ discovery.

Credit: Science@NASA

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