Lunar History: How Do You Solve a Problem Like Maria?

Lunar, our moon can be described as somewhat bipolar, as it’s two faces appear absolutely nothing alike. The part of the moon’s surface facing earth is characterized by a dark, smooth expanses of ancient, frozen lava. However, the far surface of the moon (the one we never see) has been established by astronomers as strikingly different. This face of the moon has been characterized as mountainous, rugged, heavily cratered and nearly devoid of any frozen lava. For years, Selenologists (those who study the moon) have considered numerous theories as to try and explain the glaring difference between the two surfaces. But recent research has brought a new theory to light – and possibly the most credible one to date.

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