The Moon had a Really Rough Day

An artist’s conception of the primitive Moon impacted by a dwarf planet, resulting in the Moon we see today. Image credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech
A computer simulation showing how an impact of a dwarf planet with the Moon could have produced the unusual geology of our planetary sibling. Image credit: JGR: Planets/Zhu et al. 2019/AGU
The first view the human race ever had of the far side of the Moon, taken by the Luna 3 spacecraft in 1959. Image credit: NASA

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James Maynard is the author of two books, and thousands of articles about space and science. E-mail: thecosmiccompanion@gmail.com

The Cosmic Companion

Exploring the wonders of the Cosmos, one mystery at a time