A team from the University of Osaka used the data collected by Terrain's camera on the Kaguya spacecraft to orbital space to determine the age of 59 different craters of the moon , and it was found that just as the first signs of complex life had taken root on Earth 800 million years ago, meteorites were bombing our planet and moon, as pits show Lunar.
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According to the British newspaper "Daily Mail", unlike the Earth, the moon does not suffer from erosion, which makes it easier for scientists to find asteroid collisions and examine them and their history accurately on its surface.
The Japanese team says that the craters they studied were created at the same time, 800 million years ago, when big rain meteors hit Earth and the moon.
These meteorites caused craters 12 miles wide on the moon, but on Earth they raised tsunami waves and forest fires and provided large quantities of phosphorous, which is an essential building block for life.
Meteorites were also produced when a giant asteroid 62 miles to tens of smaller rocks broke deep into the Solar System, and the Earth was flooded with 110 million billion pounds of debris, which is 60 times more than the space rock the size of the city that wiped out the dinosaurs.
The mass bombing of Earth and the Moon occurred at a time when the first wild plants and the origins of multicellular animals were developing.
This was the era of great environmental change on Earth, and the relentless bombardment described in Nature Communications could have started life on Earth because it brought the chemical phosphorous that gives life, "said lead author Professor Kentaro Terrada, from the University of Osaka.
The nozzles of impacts on Earth created 600 million years ago before erosion, volcanoes, and other geological processes were wiped out, and to learn more about ancient meteorites, Terrada and his team investigated the moon as there was no weather or corrosion due to its lack of atmosphere.
They discovered eight of the 59 craters they looked at that were formed simultaneously, including the wide 60-mile wide Copernicus crater.
They based their findings on the radiological history of the material ejected from Copernicus and the information obtained from the glass beads collected during the Apollo missions.