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Rabbit on the moon 4.35 billion years old

Near side of the moonA team from Hiroshima University has concluded that the lunar maria (the dark balsaltic parts of the moon) that Asians say resemble a rabbit pounding rice cakes is actually 350 million years older than originally thought. Using an an upgraded instrument, the team was able to analyze particles five-thousandths of a millimeter from stones collected by the US Apollo program.

Lunar maria in the shape of a rabbit

For more information: http://www.yomiuri.co.jp/dy/features/science/20071207TDY03101.htm

2 Responses to “Rabbit on the moon 4.35 billion years old”

  1. Rabbits' Guy Says:

    I guess it is really the Eon of the Rabbit! Woo Hoooo!

  2. Deb & Freckles Says:

    We never knew you could pound rice cakes on the moon! Will wonders never cease!

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