Giant impact caused difference between Moon’s hemispheres

Posted by on May 20, 2019 3:56 pm
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The stark difference between the Moon’s heavily-cratered farside and the lower-lying open basins of the Earth-facing nearside has puzzled scientists for decades. Now, new evidence about the Moon’s crust suggests the differences were caused by a wayward dwarf planet colliding with the Moon in the early history of the solar system.

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