One of the long-standing questions about our world is why the Moon has many craters, while few comparable craters are found on Earth. The Earth has at least a few significant craters of its own, but they are less likely to survive the ravages of time because Earth has a wider variety of geological and meteorological processes to cover up its craters. The Moon’s South Pole-Aitken basin is the single largest impact crater currently known to exist in our solar system.

Key Takeaways:

  • Even without aid from a device, it is possible to view the circular impressions on the moon, we refer to as craters, which for many years were presumed to be the result of volcanic activity.
  • The Apollo Mission photos were the first visual proof that impact cratering was a common occurrence outside of Earth.
  • The largest impact crater in our Earth’s solar system, according to current scientific knowledge, exists on the moon and is called the South Pole-Aitken Basin.

“In contrast to Earth, our Moon has been inactive over long geological timescales and has no atmosphere, which has allowed the persistent impact cratering to remain over eons.”

Read more: http://theconversation.com/why-the-moon-is-such-a-cratered-place-118842