The moon is rusting. Rust stains are visible on the surface of our closest neighbor in space. That is, hematite fractions of oxidized iron (iron) are seen on the moon surface. It is an abundant mineral found on Earth. But the marks of this mineral on the moon surface are shocking.
It is necessary to have both air and water i.e. moisture for the oxidation of iron. While the air on the moon is negligible and there is no water in the liquid state. Scientists have found the presence of water ice on the moon, but it is not possible to create hematite on the surface only.
It is amazing that this satellite of the Earth constantly suffers the sun’s solar winds.
According to research from the University of Hawaii published in Science Advances, hematite has been detected on the moon surface in pictures taken by the orbiter of the Indian Chandrayaan-1. A Planetary science expert at the University of Hawaii, Shuai Li, says that the formation of hematite on the moon surface is surprising because the Earth’s satellite constantly suffers from the sun’s solar winds.
The presence of hematite in the nearest part of the earth
The hydrogen atoms that come with these solar winds leave electrons on the surface, while iron oxidation can only occur when the electron is low. The presence of hematite on the moon is more in the same part, which is closer to the earth.
According to scientists, these changes can be due to the signs of hematite on the moon are mostly found where previously there were ice deposits. Scientists believe that the meteor collision caused the ice below the moon surface to melt and hit the surface. Micro-water particles were born there. It has been proved in the study that the oxygen of the Earth’s atmosphere goes to the moon with solar winds. This can cause oxidation of oxygen particles to reach the moon’s surface. When the Earth comes between the Sun and the Moon, the solar winds cannot reach the Moon. In such a situation, the moon is also saved from hydrogen bombardment. At the same time, iron oxidation can occur.