The incredible images that reveal the full extent of the battered past of moon
NASA says pictures show surface of moon is ‘far more broken up’ than previously thought
Gravity maps were produced by twin NASA spacecraft
The natural satellite of earth took quite a beating in its early days in the images, more than previously believed, scientists reported Wednesday.
This surprising new view comes from detailed gravity mapping by twin NASA spacecraft, which slipped into orbit around the celestial body earlier this year to peer into the interior.
Researchers have long known about rocky planets – including the Earth – suffered heavy bombardment from asteroids and comets during their formative years billions of years ago
Originally posted 2016-04-16 20:28:36. Republished by Blog Post Promoter