The Indian Space Research Organisation’s (ISRO) maiden mission to the Moon has revealed that there may be rusting on the Earth’s natural satellite. ISRO’s Chandrayaan-1 orbiter data review has given the evidence of the Moon having rust at its poles.
Rusting is something that can only occur if iron interacts with water and oxygen.Scientists suggested Earth’s magnetotail has a mediating effect on the hydrogen, which prevents rust from occurring, being delivered by the solar wind on the Moon.
National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)’s researchers believe that the Earth may have had a role to play in this rusting process. The Earth’s atmosphere could be protecting the Moon as well.