New study says the moon was deformed early in its history

The moon might look like a perfect circle to us here on Earth, but scientists say it's shaped less like a perfect orb and more like a citrus fruit. 

A study published this week in the journal Nature explains the moon is actually slightly squashed and has two large bulges, kind of like a lemon.

Scientists have known the moon's shape was irregular but until now have not been able to pin down what that shape is and why it's like that. 

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