According to the latest research that a huge massive geometric characteristic on the moon structured due to lunar cracks and previously, scientists thought the moon’s Ocean of Storms was a round crater left after a huge impact, but now investigators have discovered it is underlain by a massive rectangle created by cooling lunar lava as the moon formed.
The scientist said that the rift valleys jam-packed with lava until 3.5 billion years ago and this lava probably came from resources within the rift valleys themselves, however, it stays uncertain whether the rift valleys formed before or during the eruption of volcano that filled Procellarum with the lava that cooled to form the black rock that presently dominates the region.
As a rock-solid cools and contracts, cracks and faults can form, and these fractures will normally take on a polygonal outline, and these earliest rift zones on the moon took on a rectangular shape, lead study author Jeffrey Andrews-Hanna of the Colorado School of Mines explained.
Andrews-Hanna said the recent found patterns of arrangements on the moon is quite alike to the structures seen on Saturn’s icy moon Enceladus, which may have experienced a similar geological record, previous research had not predicted these arrangements on either the moon or Enceladus, “which informs us that we have much left to study in order to realize the full spectrum of environmental evolution and it is forcing us to thinking new and different methods about the processes operating on the moon and planets in general.
Andrews-Hanna said that rift regions are well identified on Earth, Venus and Mars, but earlier unidentified on the moon and this exposes a much more energetic early moon than we had previously predicted and I think we are only just beginning to recognize the initial history of the moon.