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NASA's Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter is allowing researchers to create the most precise and complete map to date of the moon's complex, heavily cratered landscape.
In this scene taken from an animation created by the space agency, lunar craters larger than 12.5 miles in diameter "light up."
An outline of the craters mapped on the surface of the moon from Lunar Orbiter Laser altimeter (LOLA) data superimposed on a rendering of the moon's surface. The moon went through an intense bombardment around 3.9 billion years ago, before Saturn and Jupiter were somehow shifted, lessening the gravity that had been pulling meteors into the planets. This left the moon's surface scarred and cratered , and it’s likely any water would have been scattered and evaporated.
Originally posted by BrainGarden
Well... I think that old moon has saved out hind quarters
many,many times by sucking in meteors and comets.
And, there is no doubt in my some-what military mind that it is artificial.
I've seen the constructed metallic bands that span it's
mass.It's not a natural body for sure.That's my take,
For what it's worth.
Peace, The BrainGarden.