6000 New Craters Discovered on the Surface of the Moon


The moon is the closest cosmic neighbor we have. Needless to say, it still holds plenty of mysteries for us. For this reason, scientists have always been fascinated with it and the unique features it has. The good news is that recently, with the help of AI, they were able to discover over 6000 new craters on its surface.

How Did It Happen?

In only a few hours, the AI tool managed to map thousands of new craters on the moon. Nowadays, the AI technology is booming, which means that more and more scientists and researchers use it for experiments and studies. They say that with the help of neural networks, they can find much more hidden or unnoticed information not only about the Moon, but other cosmic bodies as well.

The latest research they initiated applied the new AI (or the machine learning technique) to the data they took from other lunar observations. As such, they managed to find over 6000 craters they had never seen before on the Moon.

What’s the Purpose?

Currently, the aim of this new AI technique is to document more accurately the moon crater. Mohamad Ali-Dib is the person in charge of the recent project at the University of Toronto. Meanwhile, Ari Silburt does the same thing at the Penn State University. According to Ali-Dib, they need to look manually at an image. Then, they are able to locate, count, and measure the craters. However, their work has become much simpler together with the use of the artificial intelligence.

The smallest craters they found are microscopic. They could be observed in the rocks that returned to Earth from the Moon. Meanwhile, the largest one they saw measured around 290 km (181 mi) in diameter and it was found next to the South Pole on the Moon.

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