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Model for magnetic mystery

Today, the Moon has no magnetic field, but analyses of lunar rocks suggest that it did in the past. Did changes in the lunar interior create a magnetic dynamo billions of years ago?

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Figure 1: The Moon's magnetic past.


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Zuber, M. Model for magnetic mystery. Nature 421, 119–120 (2003).

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