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Asteroid shower on the Earth-Moon system 800 million years ago revealed by lunar craters

July 23, 2020 - General

A research team led by Osaka University investigated the formation ages of 59 lunar craters with a diameter of approximately 20 km using the Terrain Camera (TC) onboard the lunar orbiter spacecraft Kaguya.

Illustration of an asteroid shower on the Earth-Moon system
[Credit: Murayama/Osaka University]Kaguya (formerly SELENE, for SELenological and ENgineering Explorer), is a Japanese Space Agency (JAXA) lunar orbiter mission.

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