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Focus on ancient bombardment

The latest studies of asteroid impacts on Earth and the Moon beginning about 450 million years after the formation of the Solar System provide insight into the duration, number and size of these events.

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Figure 1: Record of an ancient impact.


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Kyte, F. Focus on ancient bombardment. Nature 485, 44–45 (2012).

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