About The Author

Ya-Huei (黃雅惠) comes from the south of Taiwan. She gets inspired by a variety of things such as black holes, comic books, college life, Grunge, and now impact cratering science! She earned her BS in Physics from National Chung-Cheng University, surrounding by pineapple farms. She earned her MS in Physics from National Tsing-Hua University and was doing protein folding dynamics after then. Currently she focuses on impact craters and is developing a model that tracks impact-generated material transport on the Moon.

The Moon’s Bright Streaks Explained

Looking up at the Moon, you might notice it’s crisscrossed by bright streaks that originate from some of the younger craters that cover the surface. These are known as crater rays, and they can be found on many planetary bodies, including the Moon, Mars, Mercury, and several icy satellites. Given that the rays trace back