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Nasa Moon Mission Shares Insights Into Giant Impacts


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Orientale basin, moon

Orientale basin is about 580 miles (930 kilometers) wide and has three distinct rings, which form a bullseye-like pattern. This view is a mosaic of images from NASA's Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter.

Credit: NASA/GSFC/Arizona State University

New results from NASA's Gravity Recovery and Interior Laboratory (GRAIL) mission are providing insights into the huge impacts that dominated the early history of Earth's moon and other solid worlds, like Earth, Mars, and the satellites of the outer solar system.

From Jet Propulsion Laboratory/NASA
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