Thursday, March 15, 2012

Video: The Evolution of the Moon in Three Minutes

Late Heavy Bombardment NASA Goddard Space Flight Center

In celebration of 1,000 days in orbit, the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter team released two beautiful videos of our moon, one a fiery drama showing the moon’s tough evolution and another touring its most interesting sites.

The historical montage takes you from the moon’s earliest days, through the massive south pole splat that formed the South Pole-Aitken Basin, into the Late Heavy Bombardment, mare volcanism and later craters that made the moon the orb it is today.              More