Washington: New NASA research has given new clues to how the moon got its mysterious "tattoos" -- swirling patterns of light and dark found at over a hundred locations across the lunar surface.
"These patterns, called 'lunar swirls,' appear almost painted on the surface of the moon," said John Keller from NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Maryland.
“They are unique; we've only seen these features on the moon, and their origin has remained a mystery since their discovery,” he added.
Keller is project scientist for NASA's Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO) mission which made the observations.
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