mrt 262013
 
The Moon and Vesta Share the Same Cosmic History

  The asteroid Vesta, and perhaps other large asteroids, have more in common with Earth’s Moon than previously thought, according to a team of researchers from the NASA Lunar Science Institute (NLSI). Both Vesta and the Moon appear to have been bombarded by the same population of high-speed projectiles four billion years ago. Scientists have [continue reading]

feb 282012
 
NLSI SCIENTISTS SHED LIGHT ON MOON’S IMPACT HISTORY  NLSI SCIENTISTS SHED LIGHT ON MOON’S IMPACT HISTORY

Scientists analyzed digital maps of the lunar surface to put new constraints on solar system history Post Lunar Cataclysm diagram of our Solar System. Credit: LPI/Marchi/Bottke/Kring/Morbidelli. A team of NLSI researchers have discovered that debris that caused a “lunar cataclysm” on the Moon 4 billion years ago struck it at much higher speeds than those [continue reading]