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Could the Moon's gravitational anomalies be used constructively?

The moon has a habit of de-orbiting passive satellites in low orbit because it is not a homogeneous ball. Any orbit therefore passes through different sections with different surface gravities. This ...
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Moon's South Pole-Aitken basin mass anomaly, how to reconcile "isostatic equilibrium" with "heavy metal not sinking"?

The recent Phys.org piece Mass anomaly detected under the moon's largest crater is a review of a recently published and paywalled Geophysical Research Letter Deep Structure of the Lunar South Pole‐...
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How was the Lunar South Pole-Aitken Basin mass anomaly discovered?

A large mass has been discovered beneath the largest crater in our solar system -- the Moon's South Pole-Aitken basin -- and may contain metal from the asteroid that crashed into the Moon and formed ...
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