Possible Impact of Extraterrestrial Objects on the Moon

A new report reveals that at least one ISO has slammed into Earth's moon during the ages.

There are hundreds of craters on the moon, making it an ideal location to search for interstellar objects.

Given the amount of ISOs we anticipate to meet in the solar system, there are probably a few craters throughout the solar system and one or two on the moon.

Space rocks from beyond the Solar System's frontiers are known as interstellar objects (ISOs). To yet, just two have been established:

The latest study says we may learn more about their makeup if we uncover an interstellar impact crater on the moon.

The latest study says we may learn more about their makeup if we uncover an interstellar impact crater on the moon.

Decades of Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter observations have given high-definition maps for NASA's Artemis programme.

However, the scientists note that maps have limitations in terms of the detail they can offer on observed craters.

Some of NASA's future robotic landing missions may serve as test drives for large-scale regolith processing.