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The moon's surface composition has the presence of thorium, potassium, oxygen, magnesium, silicon, calcium, titanium and iron.

Non-natural elementsEdit

A significant amount of Uranium 236 and Neptunium 237 was confirmed on the Moon in 2009,[1] but was known about as early as 1972.[2] Uranium 236 is a radioactive nuclear waste which is found in spent nuclear and reprocessed Uranium. Neptunium 237 is a radioactive metallic element and a by-product of nuclear reactors and the production of Plutonium. These elements have never been found to occur naturally.

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. Space.com, Uranium Found on the Moon by Clara Moskowitz | June 29, 2009
  2. Harvard, http://adsabs.harvard.edu/full/1972LPSC....3.1637F