Planets and Moons  ID: 10843

Science On a Sphere: Evolution of the Moon

NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center and the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter present to you a short, narrated Science On a Sphere show depicting the evolution of our moon—all the way from when it was just a ball of magma orbiting the Earth. See the large impacts that formed the basins of the moon, watch as lava seeps out and cools to form the dark-colored maria, and observe how thousands of crater impacts made the moon look like it does today!


Chris Smith (HTSI): Lead Animator
Chris Meaney (HTSI): Narrator
Chris Smith (HTSI): Producer
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NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center