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NASA‘s ’Evolution of the Moon’ Reveals Its Battered History in Less Than 3 Minutes

Look up at the sky this evening. If you can see the moon, its characteristics are probably very familiar to you. The craters and other shadows never seem to change, but NASA research is telling us the moon wasn’t always full of mountains and valleys.

Thanks to its Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO), NASA has captured some of the most detailed images of the moon, which has led the agency to better understand of why it looks they way it does today. In honor of LRO being in orbit 1,000 days, NASA developed two videos about the moon‘s development from data made possible by the orbiter’s mission.

Watch the simulation of its billions of years of bombardment, which have given the moon the pocked characteristics we know of today:

Here’s a more in-depth, narrated tour of the moon:

NASA explains in a press release

Added: Mar-15-2012 Occurred On: Mar-15-2012
By: aranger45
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