Crash – a-ah! Our moon has a history of violence

31/03/2013 05:48

Jonti Horner, UNSW  
The more we learn about the formation and evolution of our solar system, the more we realise it was far from a sedate, gentle process. Everywhere we look we find evidence the final stages of planetary formation were punctuated by giant collisions – planet-sized bodies ploughing into one another with predictably catastrophic consequences. [Read more] ...