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Moon’s crustal porosity records impact history

The bulk crustal porosity of the lunar highland may have been generated early in the Moon’s history by basin-forming impacts and then declined exponentially. A new porosity evolution model constrains the timing and sequence of basin formation.

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Fig. 1: Determining lunar impact history from crustal porosity.

NASA/JPL-Caltech/ IPGP (panel a).


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Xiao, Z. Moon’s crustal porosity records impact history. Nat. Geosci. 15, 512–513 (2022).

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