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Crashing comets may explain mysterious lunar swirls

A closer look at the Reiner Gamma.

Brown University researchers have produced new evidence that lunar swirls — wispy bright regions scattered on the Moon’s surface — were created by several comet collisions over the last 100 million years. In a paper published in the journal Icarus, the researchers use state-of-the-art computer models to simulate the dynamics ...

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