Japan Geoscience Union Meeting 2018

Presentation information

[EJ] Oral

P (Space and Planetary Sciences) » P-PS Planetary Sciences

[P-PS06] Formation and evolution of planetary materials in the Solar System

Thu. May 24, 2018 3:30 PM - 5:00 PM A01 (Tokyo Bay Makuhari Hall)

convener:Akira Yamaguchi(National Institute of Polar Research), Wataru Fujiya(Ibaraki University, College of Science), Yoko Kebukawa(横浜国立大学 大学院工学研究院, 共同), Masahiro KAYAMA(Department of Earth and Planetary Material Sciences, Faculty of Science, Tohoku University), Chairperson:Yamaguchi Akira

3:30 PM - 3:45 PM

[PPS06-19] Lunar evolution and impact history revealed by the cratering records of the Moon

★Invited Papers

*Tomokatsu Morota1 (1.Graduate School of Environmental Studies, Nagoya University)

Keywords:Moon, Impact, Crater, Chronology

Unraveling the impact history in the Earth-Moon system is essential to understand the early evolution of the Moon and the dynamics of the solar system. The cratering records of the Moon preserve the impact history in the solar system during the past 4.5 Gyr. By employing Kaguya LISM data and LRO NAC data we have investigated the temporal variation in impact flux in the inner solar system and the volcanic history of the Moon from the crater statistics. In this talk, I will review the statistical studies of the cratering records of the Moon and discuss the geological evolution of the Moon based on its findings.