Latest Mare Orientale Stories
A new analysis shows that the impact event that formed the Orientale basin on the Moon's western edge and far side created a sea of molten rock 220 miles across and at least six miles deep.
Written on the moon's weary face are the damages it has endured for the past 4-1/2 billion years.
The moon was bombarded by two distinct populations of asteroids or comets in its youth, and its surface is more complex than previously thought.
- Emitting flashes of light; glittering.