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Signs of a wandering Moon

The presence of ice at two positions on opposite sides of the Moon suggests that the satellite's orientation was once shifted away from its present spin axis — a finding that has implications for the Moon's volcanic history. See Letter p.480

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Figure 1: The Moon's shifting orientation.


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Garrick-Bethell, I. Signs of a wandering Moon. Nature 531, 455–456 (2016).

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