NASA Releases Moon Video Showing Evolution of the Moon

Posted on March 14, 2012

In honor of 1,000 days in orbit, the NASA Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO) team at NASA Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt Md. has released two new videos. The first video takes viewers through the moon's evolutionary history, and reveals how it came to appear the way it does today. The moon is thought to have started out as giant ball of magma formed from the remains of a collision by a Mars sized object with the Earth about four and a half billion years ago. The second video provides a guided tour of prominent locations on the moon's surface. Take a look:

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