Nectarian. The Nectarian Period of the lunar geologic timescale runs from 3920 million years ago to 3850 million years ago.
It is the period during which the Nectaris Basin and other major basins were formed by large impact events. Ejecta from Nectaris forms the upper part of the densely cratered terrain found in lunar highlands. Millions of years before present Relationship to Earth's geologic time scale References Jump up ^ W. Basin Groups. Basin Groups refers to 9 subdivisions of the lunar Pre-Nectarian geologic period.
It is the second era of the Hadean Definition The motivation for creating the Basin Groups subdivisions was to place 30 pre-Nectarian impact basins into 9 relative age groups. The relative age of the first basin in each group is based on crater densities and superposition relationships, whereas the other basins are included based on weaker grounds. Basin Group 1 has no official age for its base, and the boundary between Basin Group 9 and the Nectarian period is defined by the formation of the Nectaris impact basin.
Millions of years before present Relationship to Earth's geologic time scale See also References Jump up ^ Don Wilhelms (1987). External links GeoWhen Database. Timeline of the Precambrian. Visual representation of the history of life on Earth as a spiral Formation of the Universe The earliest Solar System In the earliest solar system history, the sun, the planetesimals and the jovian planets were formed.
The inner solar system aggregated more slowly than the outer, so the terrestrial planets were not yet formed, including Earth and Moon. c. 4,570 Ma: A supernova explosion seeds our galactic neighborhood with heavy elements that will be incorporated into the Earth, and results in a shock wave in a dense region of the Milky Way galaxy. Hadean Eon Archaean Eon Eoarchaean Era Paleoarchean Era 3,600 Ma: Paleoarchean Era starts. Mesoarchaean Era Neoarchaean Era 2,800 Ma: Neoarchean Era starts. Proterozoic Eon Paleoproterozoic Era Siderian Period Rhyacian Period Orosirian Period 2,050 Ma: Orosirian Period starts. Statherian Period