Gravitational Map of the Moon: Giant Flummi in the Sky

Die NASA hat vor ein paar Wochen eine Gravitationskarte des Mondes veröffentlicht, die roten Stellen haben eine besonders hohe Masse, die blauen Stellen eine besonders niedrige. Außerdem sieht der Mond auf dieser Karte aus wie ein Flummi und ich liebe Flummis.

This image shows the variations in the lunar gravity field as measured by NASA’s Gravity Recovery and Interior Laboratory (GRAIL) during the primary mapping mission from March to May 2012. Very precise microwave measurements between two spacecraft, named Ebb and Flow, were used to map gravity with high precision and high spatial resolution. The field shown resolves blocks on the surface of about 12 miles (20 kilometers) and measurements are three to five orders of magnitude improved over previous data.

GRAIL’s Gravity Map of the Moon (via Lost at E-Minor)