Whitepaper #218 submitted to the Planetary Science and Astrobiology Decadal Survey 2023-2032. Topics: Mercury and/or the Moon; solar system formation, dynamics processes, and chronology
by William Bottke
Published onMar 18, 2021
Exploring the Bombardment History of the Moon
Here we discuss how understanding lunar bombardment can help us constrain planet formation, giant planet migration, the evolution of the asteroid and Kuiper belts, and the impact history of the Earth (with implications for the evolution of life).