Surprising number of meteoroids hit moon’s surface

Lunar images reveal over 200 new craters and about 47,000 undiscovered ‘splotches’

map of craters on moon's surface

CRATER CRAZE Images captured by the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter from 2009 to 2015 revealed 222 new impact craters (in yellow) on the moon. Red dots are new craters whose impacts were observed from Earth.

GSFC/NASA, Arizona State Univ.

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