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Grail project leads to a new look at the Late Heavy Bombardment
« on: November 11, 2013, 08:26:10 am »
An article from MITnews: The Moon's face doesn't tell its whole story discusses how the results from the Grail project are changing the way that scientists look at the Late Heavy Bombardment period which created most of the large craters on the Moon.

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But now scientists from MIT, the University of Paris, and elsewhere have found that craters on the near side of the moon may not reflect the intensity of asteroid impacts from that period. Instead, much smaller asteroids likely created these craters — a finding that may redefine scientists’ picture of the LHB.