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Meteors, Asteroids and Comets
The Moon and HED meteorites
03/26/13

 

Scientists have now discovered that studying meteorites from the giant asteroid Vesta helps them understand the event known as the "lunar cataclysm," when a repositioning of the gas giant planets destabilized a portion of the asteroid belt and triggered a solar-system-wide bombardment. Image Credit: NASA/GSFC/ASU/JPL-Caltech/UCLA/MPS/DLR/IDA



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