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The Moon May Of Had An Atmosphere For 70 Million Years
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
Not likely — but scientists re-examining old rocks brought from the Apollo missions now believe that our orbiting satellite may have once had a thick atmosphere. The research, published in the journal Earth and Planetary Science Letters, reveals that  ancient volcanoes about four billion years ago may have created an atmosphere that lasted for about 70 million years before eventually fading away. Researchers used calculations to figure out how much gas rose from the volcano’s lava in order to form the atmosphere. read more


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