Ancient volcanos once gave the Moon an atmosphere, scientists say

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Thanks to the fact that it never leaves Earth's side, the Moon has been the subject of scientific curiosity and study for thousands of years, but even so, we're still learning new things about it. Now, a new study revealed that the Moon once had something it has long since lost: an atmosphere.

The research, which was published in Earth and Planetary Science Letters, show that the ancient volcanos that were once active on the Moon's surface shot gasses into the sky above the lunar surface which settled into a crude atmosphere before they could dissipate. In fact, the atmosphere that once surrounded the Moon was more significant than the one we see around Mars in the present day.

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