A 40-year-old mystery about rising temperatures on the moon has been solved — and it was probably the Apollo astronauts' fault https://www.businessinsider.com/nasa-... “Newly discovered temperature data from the 1970s moon landings, released in the Journal of Geophysical Research in April, reveals that NASA astronauts probably warmed up the moon's surface temperature by as much as 6 degrees Fahrenheit by walking around and poking into the lunar surface.”
Scientists solve lunar mystery with aid of missing Moon tapes https://blogs.agu.org/geospace/2018/0... “The lost data tapes recovered by the scientists filled in a record gap during the 1970s and helped the researchers pinpoint the source of the warming as the Apollo astronauts themselves.”
Lunar mystery solved by recovery of lost Apollo mission tapes https://www.cnn.com/2018/07/09/us/apo... “The objective of the Apollo Heat Flow Experiment was to measure the rate at which the moon is losing thermal energy, Walter Kiefer, study author and senior staff scientist at the Lunar and Planetary Institute in Houston, wrote in an email.”
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