The Basins Are Always Bigger on the Nearside of the Moon (2 of 3) (video) American Association for the Advancement of Science Share Print E-Mail Loading video... Caption The researchers investigated the consequences of impact basin formation on the two lunar hemispheres. Here, they are using conditions representative of the nearside hemisphere. This simulation shows the first two hours after an impact into the Procellarum KREEP Terrain onthe Moon, made by a 30-km asteroid impacting at 10 km/s ~4 billion years ago. This video relates to a paper that appeared in the 8 Nov., 2013, issue of Science, published by AAAS. The paper, by Katarina Miljković at Institut de Physique du Globe de Paris in Paris, France, and colleagues was titled, "Asymmetric Distribution of Lunar Impact Basins Caused by Variations in Target Properties." Credit [Video © K. Miljkovic, IPGP. www.isale-code.de] Usage Restrictions Please cite the owner of the video when publishing. This video may be freely used by reporters as part of news coverage, with proper attribution. Non-reporters must contact Science for permission. Share Print E-Mail Disclaimer: AAAS and EurekAlert! are not responsible for the accuracy of news releases posted to EurekAlert! by contributing institutions or for the use of any information through the EurekAlert system.