Scientists have learned about massive asteroid collisions with the Moon

Leading researcher associate professor Katharina Milkovic said that craters on the moon could look completely

otherwise, if they arose when the moon was onlyformed and was still hot. Large impact craters formed during the solidification of magma over four billion years ago. These are different types of craters that can be used to track the history of the moon.

The young moon formed from the global oceanmagma that has been cooling for millions of years. Therefore, when asteroids and other bodies crashed into the softer surface of the satellite, then no serious imprints remained on it. Because of this, it is difficult to obtain information about that early period.

The timing of the solidification of lunar magma is not determinedspecifically, but presumably it was a long period of time, during which there were several large asteroid bombings at once. As the Moon ages and the surface cools, the collision marks become more visible during soundings.

The authors of the new work compared several approaches tolunar history and simulations of various asteroid bombardments. As a result, they found out that the Moon may lack evidence of the earliest asteroid collisions.

Despite this, the authors were able to restore information about this period: it turned out that the Moon had undergone a real bombardment from asteroids.

The authors of the new work believe that studying the history of the early Moon will help to understand how the Earth was formed and developed.

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