Researchers intrigued by the discovery Moonstone on the dark side of the moon.
A team of researchers has identified the spinel chromite located on throughout the vast teretorii "Sinus Aestuum" – (great plains), which many people sravnevoyut as the nose of Man on the Moon.
Unlike the "spinel" Moonstone – spinel chromite contains iron, chromium and oxygen, and belong to the same parody of minerals.
Previous studies of the moon did not specify the location of minerals, because the tools did not reach the critical length of 2 micrometers (tsm), where a key part of the dark mineral is obvious. In addition, researchers expect that the "Sine, Aestuum" has the same composition as the adjacent Rima, who has been studied quite thoroughly, but found no traces of minerals.
Scientists are still deciding a detailed explanation of the data, they are convinced that the spinel Moonstone, formed on the dark side of the moon, on such a huge teretorii simply as possible to prevent this mineral was formed elsewhere in the solar system and was delivered to the moon.
The team also thinks that the spinel chromite – a dark mineral is a volcanic formation, and eventually appeared on the lunar surface.
Perhaps this is a very early stage of lunar volcanism. Difficult to answer right now. We are still under discussion, but the surprising findings really are the team to one conclusion: Moon keeps a lot of mysteries and surprises for us.