Houston Museum of Natural Science

Lunar Exploration, A Captivating Science by David Kring

Tuesday, May. 24, 2016

06:30 PM

Dr. David Kring of the Lunar and Planetary Institute will explain why the Moon is the best and most accessible place to explore the origin and evolution of the entire Solar System, including the earliest evolutionary phase of our own planet, Earth. The Apollo program taught us that the dominant geologic process affecting the surfaces of planets is impact cratering. It has the capacity to alter the geologic and biologic evolution of a planet. Variations in that flux of debris can also be used to trace the accretional and orbital evolution of material throughout the Solar System, including the distant giant planets in the outer Solar System.

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