Dropping Science: The Complete History of The Moon


I thought this seemed like an appropriate item to share on this week’s DS. We often think of the Moon as being essentially dead and unchanging, but this is not entirely true. Over billions of years, our lunar neighbour has been through it’s own share of twists and turns (mostly consisting of being hit by stuff) and thanks to NASA’s Goddard Multimedia team, we can watch that entire process unfold in just two and a half minutes.

For those of you who are interested in reading further, here are some links to wikipedia articles on some of the main segments of the video:

The South Pole Aitken Basin

The Heavy Bombardment

Mare Volcanism

There will be no test. happy reading.


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