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CitationMorota, T., Haruyama, J., Miyamoto, H., Honda, C., Ohtake, M., Yokota, Y., ... & Kimura, J. (2009). Formation age of the lunar crater Giordano Bruno. Meteoritics & Planetary Science, 44(8), 1115-1120.
PublisherThe Meteoritical Society
JournalMeteoritics & Planetary Science
AbstractUsing the Terrain Camera onboard the Japanese lunar explorer, SELENE (Kaguya), we obtained new high-resolution images of the 22-kilometer-diameter lunar crater Giordano Bruno. Based on crater size-frequency measurements of small craters (<200 m in diameter) superposed on its continuous ejecta, the formation age of Giordano Bruno is estimated to be 1 to 10 Ma. This is constructive evidence against the crater's medieval age formation hypothesis.