Gap Fill - Moon Flashes - Level 5


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Scientists are puzzled at why there are of light on the of the moon. This strange phenomenon is happening times a week. Sometimes the flashes are short, while at other times they last . Scientists observed that on occasion, there are on the moon that darken . Moon experts are speculating on what is causing the flashes. One said a meteorite strike can make the moon's surface glow . Another scientist wondered whether the flashes occurred when charged particles of solar wind reacted with moon .

A telescope has been set up in Spain to observe the moon. The of the telescope team is Hakan Kayal, a professor of technology. He said: "Seismic activities were observed on the moon. When the surface moves, that reflect could escape from the . This would explain the phenomena." He added that the moon flashes have been known since the 1950s, "but they have not been observed". Professor Kayal said: "Anyone who wants to build a base at some point must of course be with the local ."

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