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MIT-led mission reveals the moon’s battered crust is riddled with cracks

The moon’s battered crust is riddled with deep fractures that may extend miles underground, according to the first findings from two NASA spacecraft orbiting Earth’s nearest neighbor.

The results of the mission, led by a Massachusetts Institute of Technology scientist, surprised researchers, who said the mission will provide new insight into the evolution of the early solar system and may even help inform the search for life on Mars.

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