Wednesday / 29 May 2013

New Insights Into Moon Crater Composition


Up To 25% Of Moon Impact Craters May Be Made Up Of Asteroid Remnants; Study Co-Authored By Jay Melosh Of Purdue University In Cooperation With Chinese Academy Of Sciences, Used Computer Models To Simulate Lunar Crater Formation; Quarter Of Moon Impacts Occur At Less Than 43,130km / hr, Not Fast Enough To Obliterate Asteroids; Findings Also Indicate Protobiological Earth Materials May Be Present On Lunar Surface

Image Credit: NASA, Purdue University