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Nasa Video Shows Moon Was Once A Huge Fireball – PHOTOS, VIDEO

Posted by Ram Kumar Shrestha on March 19, 2012

  

An amazing new animation from Nasa shows how the grey, puckered rock that is our moon, was once a flaming inferno under asteroid attack.

The video shows that the moon was not always the cool, scarred rock we’re used to seeing today; 4.5 billion years ago, it was a flaming hot mass of lava.

Then, 0.2 billion years later, the Aitken basin at the moon’s south pole was formed by asteroid strike before the the moon came under mass assault by further asteroids between 4.1 and 3.8 billion years ago, forming several basins across the celestial body. Read the rest of this entry »

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