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Our moon has no atmosphere, but sometimes it has visible bands of light streaking across its sky, and scientists suspect that electrostatic forces could explain this levitating dust!

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Sources:

https://www.researchgate.net/publication/245307656_Lunar_Dust_Levitation
https://www.nasa.gov/feature/ames/dust-floats-above-lunar-surface-electrostatic-dust-transport-reshapes-surfaces-of-airless
https://www.nasa.gov/centers/goddard/news/features/2010/lhg.html
https://ui.adsabs.harvard.edu/abs/2005Icar..175..159C/abstract
https://agupubs.onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/full/10.1002/2016GL069491

Images:

https://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/apollo/videos
https://www.nasa.gov/centers/goddard/news/features/2010/lhg.html
https://svs.gsfc.nasa.gov/cgi-bin/details.cgi?aid=13150
https://svs.gsfc.nasa.gov/10599
https://www.nasa.gov/centers/goddard/images/content/460305main_clemantine_cz.jpg
https://svs.gsfc.nasa.gov/4619
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Eros_rotation_Dec._3-4_2000.gif
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:67P-C-G_-_March_28_2015_(32370930490).jpg
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Comet_on_7_July_2015_NavCam.jpg
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Atlas_with_rings.jpg
https://solarsystem.nasa.gov/moons/saturn-moons/atlas/in-depth/
https://solarsystem.nasa.gov/news/13025/cassini-sees-flying-saucer-moon-atlas-up-close/
http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/igo

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