Wednesday / 13 March 2013

Impact Seas Help Explain History Of Moon


Large-Scale Molten Seas Were Present On Moon Long After Early Moon Cooled Say Brown University Planetary Scientists Led By Grad Student William Vaughan; Data Shows 355-km Wide, 9.6-km Deep Sea Of Melted Rock Was Formed By Impact; 30 Large Lunar Impact Basins Produced About 100 Million Cubic Km Of Melt, Making Up 5% Of Moon Crust; May Account For Puzzling Findings From Lunar Samples

Image Credit: NASA, Brown University