Japanese scientists: craters on the moon as a result of collisions with space objects
Thursday – 2 Dhu al-Hijjah 1441 AH – 23 July 2020AD
Tokyo: «Middle East Online»
A Japanese study revealed that it was “clear to a group of scientists headed by Professor Kentaro Terada, based on the data and images they obtained from the Japanese satellite Kaguya, that space objects with dimensions of 10 km, collided one after the other with the moon”, which resulted in the appearance of craters on its surface.
The Japanese physicists who conducted the study, through their important conclusions about these craters appearing on the moon, said that they originated 800 million years ago as a result of asteroid rains. “Based on the calculation of the age and size of the craters on the moon’s surface, they can be compared to the collisions of space objects with the Earth. This means that 800 million years ago, an asteroid measuring more than 100 km away and other space objects collided with a total mass of 40 trillion tons with the moon and Earth, and this mass is 30 billion more.” 60 times the mass of the space object that collided with Earth 65 million years ago and led to the extinction of dinosaurs, “they say.
The study concluded that “scientists were able to determine the supposed cause of this disaster, based on the ages of groups of modern asteroids and orbital elements.”