Tuesday / 12 November 2013

GRAIL Data Explains Asymmetry Of Craters On Lunar Nearside vs Farside


Study of GRAIL Moon Maps Show Same Total Number Of Craters But Large Variation In Size; Data / Simulations Compiled By Study Lead Katarina Miljković Of Paris Institute Of Earth Physics Predict Craters On Nearside Up To 2x Larger Than Farside Craters From Similar Impacts; Variation In Crust Temperature And Thickness Affects Impact-Related Topography;  Warmer Nearside Crust Also More Prone To Giant Lava Flows Filling In Craters To Create Basins

Image Credit: NASA