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Friday, 14 October 2016

Annual Moon Impacts More Frequent Then Previously Estimated

Annual Moon Impacts More Frequent Then Previously Estimated

The moon has hundreds more craters than we thought
Daily News, October 12, 2016
https://www.newscientist.com/article/2108929-the-moon-has-hundreds-more-craters-than-we-thought/

How old is our Moon? Hundreds of previously unseen
craters could finally unlock its true age: New estimates
suggest 180 craters of at least ten metres in diameter
form each year by Liat Clark, Wired,

A facelift for the Moon every 81,000 years, October 12, 2016
http://phys.org/news/2016-10-facelift-moon-years.html
http://phys.org/news/2016-10-reveals-lunar-surface-features-younger.html

The paper is:

Speyerer, E. J., R. Z. Povilaitis, M. S. Robinson, P. C. Thomas,
And R. V. Wagner, 2016, Quantifying crater production
and regolith overturn on the Moon with temporal imaging.
Nature. Vol. 538, pp. 215–218 (13 October 2016) doi:10.1038/nature19829
http://nature.com/articles/doi:10.1038/nature19829

Yours,

Paul H.

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