Moon rock trait offers new way to understand impact history

Scientists think they've pieced together how many impacts the celestial body

You can see them with the naked eye: massive pockmarks that scar the surface

The moon is covered by impact craters large and small, evidence of a violent history

A team of researchers from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) has pieced togethe

the moon's surface has been over the ages to estimate the barrage it took.

The findings suggest that the moon likely sustained at least double the number

the previous craters, so to speak, the researchers turned to the porosity of the moon's crust — how loosely packed

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