Much like the name “Moon Vortex” means, this feature on the moon looks like a damp of cream in your coffee. But it is more attenuated to do poorly applied sunscreen – while the parts of your skin are protected from sunlight, other stains and streaks are unprotected and more susceptible to damage.
NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center has used information from its lunar exploration orbit, which has taken images and data from the moon since 2009, to explain the swirls we see on its surface, most notably the so-called Rainer Gamma.
The magnetic fields of the moon’s crust “selectively shield radiation from the sun and cause parts of the earth’s surface to be produced at different rates, producing interesting patterns and coloring,” the organization says. NASA compared the magnetic fields to “stencils” in this regard – though a brighter boom from these flat eddies is the parts that protect the magnetic fields while exposing the adjacent parts of the ink, so to speak, to the sun’s radiation.
“In addition to looking at the observers, the lunar swirls are interesting to astronomers because of where they are:” It’s unique, “NASA’s John Keller said. “We’ve only seen these features on the moon.”
According to NASA, lunar vortices can be dozens of miles long and can appear either alone or in groups.When we look at the moon, other common sights on the surface are the “seas”, which consist of frozen lava of billions of years that now appear as dark and smooth spots. And excavation caused by a