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Fraser
2006-Jul-06, 05:43 PM
ESA's SMART-1 spacecraft captured this image of crater Gassendi on the Moon. The spacecraft's advanced Moon Imaging Experiment (AMIE) captured the photograph on January 13 at a distance of 1220 km (760 miles) from the surface. Gassendi is an impact crater on the near side of the Moon, but it's unusual because it seems to have large quantities of volcanic material on the crater floor.

Read the full blog entry (http://www.universetoday.com/2006/07/06/gassendi-crater-on-the-moon/)

Max Vondel
2006-Jul-08, 06:16 AM
Why does the writer use the term 3.6 thousand million years and then gives + or - 700 million years? Why not use 3600 miilion years+/- 700 million years or 3.6 billion years +/- 0.7 billion years. This shows a lack of education by the author. Get a grip and get with the programme!!!!!!:shifty: