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SLOPES, STREAKS AND FLOWS

The latest blog from The Institute's Dr. Paul Spudis.

Although the Moon’s gravity is low, only about 0.165 of the Earth, rock and soil move down slope over time. In geology, such processes are called mass wasting and is one of the principal sources of erosion on the Moon (the other being meteorite bombardment). Mass wasting includes both gradual, infinitesimally slow soil creep on slopes and rapid, catastrophic mass movements, called landslides. Read more.

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