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Making mountains out of a moon

The Moon's cratered surface preserves the record of impacts that occurred during the late stages of its accretion. New simulations show that a collision with a companion moon may have formed the lunar farside highlands. See Letter p.69

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Figure 1: The Moon's enigmatic farside highlands.



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