We not only find mysterious holes on Planet Earth, but they also cluster the Moon’s surface.
With these new images and video of NASA scientists try to find what’s hiding behind these mysterious and giant holes on the Moon!
Since 2009, NASA’s Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO) is looking for weird holes scattering the surface of the moon. Up to now, it has spotted about two hundreds of these mysterious, round, deep and giant pits – 16 feet to 3000 feet in diameter. They are different from the millions of meteorite craters covering the Moon’s surface!
How do these deep sinkholes form on the moon?
The following video by NASA explains how these strange holes in the Moon’s ground may form. The origin of these deep cavities is probably linked to molten rock flowing under the lunar surface; on Earth, lava tubes form when magma flows beneath a solidified crust and later drains away.
As sheltered from radiation, meteorite impacts, and extreme temperatures, these mysterious underground and steep-walled “pits” are valuable environments for future Moon exploration.