Quantifying crater production and regolith overturn on the Moon with temporal imaging

@article{Speyerer2016QuantifyingCP,
  title={Quantifying crater production and regolith overturn on the Moon with temporal imaging},
  author={E. J. Speyerer and Reinhold Z. Povilaitis and Mark S. Robinson and Peter C. Thomas and Robert V. Wagner},
  journal={Nature},
  year={2016},
  volume={538},
  pages={215-218}
}
Random bombardment by comets, asteroids and associated fragments form and alter the lunar regolith and other rocky surfaces. The accumulation of impact craters over time is of fundamental use in evaluating the relative ages of geologic units. Crater counts and radiometric ages from returned samples provide constraints with which to derive absolute model ages for unsampled units on the Moon and other Solar System objects. However, although studies of existing craters and returned samples offer… 

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