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How did the moon get its markings?

Mon, 18th Jul 2016

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Loot. Van tonder asked:

Hi there...

I would like to know the moon orbiting around the earth, the same side facing the earth and earth's gravity greater than the moon how did the moon get its pockmarks from the side facing earth...

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The moon obtained its markings from millions of asteroid impacts over billions of years. NegativeAstronomer, Fri, 14th Oct 2016

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