Colossal asteroid impact forever changed the balance of the moon


The moon's far side is littered with many more craters than the nearside, which is visible from Earth. (opens in new tab) One side of the moon is littered with far more craters than the other, and researchers finally know why: A massive asteroid that slammed into the moon around 4.3 billion years ago wreaked havoc in the moon's mantle, according to a new study.  More than 9,000 visible craters...

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