Lunar Transient Phenomena
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Lunar Transient Phenomena

For several hundred years, people have observed temporary color changes and lights on the surface of the moon. We call these events lunar transient phenemona. Nobody knows for sure what causes these events; the best explanations include out-gassing from the moon and meteorite strikes.

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M 3. The Lunar Environment
   M 3.1. Comparison of Earth and Moon
   M 3.2. Apollo Astronauts' Experience
   M 3.3. Lunar Terrain
   M 3.4. Moon Dust
   M 3.5. Temperatures on the Lunar Surface
   M 3.6. Heat Flow
   M 3.7. Seismic Activity
   M 3.8. Polar Environment
   M 3.9. Lunar Atmosphere
   M 3.10. Meteroid Bombardment
   M 3.11. Radiation Environment
   M 3.12. Orbital Mechanics
   M 3.13. Lunar Transient Phenomena
   M 3.14. Mapping the Moon

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