This is a fascinating simulation that shows how the Moon evolved from its original form—about 4.5 billion years ago—to what we can see today. It starts with the big impact that formed its South Pole's Aitken Basin, 4.3 billion years ago.
Using data from the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter, NASA has created the highest-resolution, most accurate map of the surface of the moon ever. Great. Now let's pick a spot to park our spaceships and let's get back there pronto.