[meteorite-list] Annual Moon Impacts More Frequent Then Previously Estimated

From: Beatty, Kelly <kbeatty_at_meteoritecentral.com>
Date: Fri, 14 Oct 2016 13:43:09 +0000
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hi, Paul...

it's an interesting revelation that demonstrates the power of LRO's camera. but some of the write-ups are not getting it right (e.g. the New Scientist story claims "A new count of the moon?s craters has turned up 33 per cent more than predicted." sheesh!)

if you want some context, including interviews with specialists beyond the press release, I recommend my S&T colleague Camille Carlisle's write-up here: https://is.gd/LxmxoZ

clear skies,

J. Kelly Beatty
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The moon has hundreds more craters than we thought Daily News, October 12, 2016 https://www.newscientist.com/article/2108929-the-moon-has-hundreds-more-craters-than-we-thought/

How old is our Moon? Hundreds of previously unseen craters could finally unlock its true age: New estimates suggest 180 craters of at least ten metres in diameter form each year by Liat Clark, Wired,

A facelift for the Moon every 81,000 years, October 12, 2016 http://phys.org/news/2016-10-facelift-moon-years.html

The paper is:

Speyerer, E. J., R. Z. Povilaitis, M. S. Robinson, P. C. Thomas, And R. V. Wagner, 2016, Quantifying crater production and regolith overturn on the Moon with temporal imaging.
Nature. Vol. 538, pp. 215?218 (13 October 2016) doi:10.1038/nature19829


Paul H.
Received on Fri 14 Oct 2016 09:43:09 AM PDT

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