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THE MOON’S ROLE IN CLIMATE SCIENCE

The Institute's Dr. Paul Spudis posts a second blog this week! His most recent blog explains how the Moon holds the history of solar activity and how that relates to climate change on the Earth. Yet another reason to go back to the Moon.
A recent article about the role of global magnetic fields in the loss of planetary volatiles caught my attention. The article addresses planetary climate issues as they relate to Earth, Mars and Venus, but what struck me was this statement:

"We don’t have a direct record of the sun’s history, but astronomers can study other stars that are similar to our sun at an earlier age."

But in fact, we do have an excellent historical record of the Sun’s history – preserved on our nearby Moon. Read more.

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