Podcaster: Elizabeth Howell and Dr. Dr. Peter Schultz

Title: The Impact That Rocked The Moon

Organization: NASA Lunar Science Institute ;

Links: SSERVI  ;The NASA Ames Vertical Gun Range  and Schultz’s paper on the South Pole-Aitken Basin

Music: “A Walk On the Moon” by Styve Bolduc.

Description: The South Pole-Aitken Base is a huge crater on the far side of the moon. Turns out that the impact the formed that feature had a huge effect on the rest of the moon’s history. Peter Schultz, a professor at the Brown University Planetary Geosciences Group, explains more about the impact that rocked the moon and the facilities he uses to study impact cratering.

Bios: NLSI brings together leading lunar scientists from around the world to further NASA lunar science and exploration.

Dr. Peter Schultz is a full professor in the Department of Geological Sciences at Brown University. In addition to his research and teaching responsibilities at Brown, Pete has served as Director of the Lunar and Planetary Institute Planetary Image Facility, and is currently the Director for both the Northeast Planetary Data Center and the NASA/Rhode Island University Space Grant Consortium.

Elizabeth Howell is a freelance space journalist in Ottawa, Canada. Her work appears in publications such as Universe Today,, Space Exploration Network and All About Space.

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