Craters Essays

  • Craters Investigation

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    Craters Investigation In this experiment I am going to investigate one factor that causes craters to be different sizes. I am going to do this by dropping a ball bearing with a mass of 63.7g, from varying heights into a tub of sand and then measuring the width of the crater it made. Research -------- On the Moon, craters usually measure up to 200 (320 miles) or more in diameter. Meteorites hitting the lunar surface at high velocity produced most of the large craters. Many of the

  • Impact Craters

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    Impact Craters An impact crater (impact basin or sometimes crater) is a circular depression on a surface, usually referring to a planet, moon, asteroid, or other celestial body, caused by a collision of a smaller body (meteorite) with the surface. In the center of craters on Earth a crater lake often accumulates, and a central island or peak (caused by rebounding crustal rock after the impact) is usually a prominent feature in the lake. Ancient craters whose relief has disappeared leaving only

  • Crater Lake

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    Crater Lake Crater Lake is located at southwestern off Highway 62 in Oregon. It is Oregon?s only national park. It is the deepest lake in the United States and is the seventh deepest in the world. Crater Lake has an average diameter of 5.3 miles in length and is approximately 1,932 feet deep. Crater Lake is a result of a volcanic explosion that happened about 7,000 years ago. A long time ago, the pacific oceanic plate was gradually moving under the pacific continental plate in the process of plate

  • Impact Crater Research Paper

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    Impact Craters Space is frequently referred to as the final frontier due to the fact that much of it is yet to be studied. If society is able to explore the vast expanse of space it will most definitely reveal possibly thousands of previously unknown ideas, theories, and technologies. Even though much of space is unexplored and unstudied, certain fields of study are easier to investigate and analyze, providing society with a sizeable amount of information. One such area of study that is relatively

  • Mercury

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    on Mercury and at the bottom of the craters and basins. The hottest are the places closest to the sun. The temperature of the side that is farthest away from the sun is allot warmer than scientists thought it would be. Not a whole side but parts of Mercury have never been in sunlight before. This is why scientists thought it would be colder than it really was. Mercury’s surface is much like the moon, they are very colse to being the same size. It has many craters, high multiple ring basins, and many

  • Venus Essay

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    Venus is the second planet from the sun and the sixth largest. Venus’ orbit is the most circular of any planet, with an eccentricy of less than 1%. Venus, perhaps because it is the brightest of planets known to the ancients, Is named after the Greek goddess of love and beauty. The planet of Venus has been known since prehistoric times and is the brightest object in the sky with the exception of the sun and the moon. Venus’ rotation is somewhat unusual in that it is both very slow ( 243

  • The Moon

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    Defense Clementine spacecraft shows that there maybe water ice in some deep craters near the moon's North and South Pole that are permanently shaded. Most of the moon's surface is covered with regolith, which is a mixture of fine dust and rocky debris produced by meteor impact. There are two types of terrain on the moon. One is the heavily cratered and very old highlands. The other is the relatively smooth and younger craters that were flooded with molten lava. Throughout the 19th and 20th centuries

  • Scotts experience on the moon in "Waliking on the Moon" by David R. Scott

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    describes the darker part of the moon which was suffused with “earth shine”. The light which the moon received from earth was much intense and bright than the moon light visible from earth. Therefore, they could easily view the mountains and the craters in the earth light. Stars embellished the sky, ahead and above them, with their “icy fire” and an “arc of impenetrable darkness blotted the firmament”. Then at dawn “barely discernible streamers of light” gradually illuminated the moon. Then within

  • The Chicxulub Crater

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    iridium evidence at many different locations around the world that supported the Alvarez theory. In 1991, an immense meteor crater, about 110 miles in diameter, was discovered on the the Yucatán Peninsula. The crater even extended to the Gulf of Mexico. The Chicxulub Crater, as it was called, was named after a nearby village. Scientists believe the meteor that formed this massive crater was around 6 miles in diameter. It is also believed that it struck the earth at 40,000 miles per hour and released 2 million


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    of nickel and iron. Most big asteroids are ball shaped. Smaller asteroids, which are usually broken off of a larger asteroid, come in a lot of different shapes. All asteroids have craters that form when they bump or crash into other asteroids. The older the asteroid, the more times it has been hit and the more craters it has. Asteroids can be found orbiting the Sun in a belt between Mars and Jupiter; this is called the Asteroid belt or Main belt. The asteroid belt has been said to probably contain

  • Ancient Astronomy

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    believed in the Copernican system. When Galileo pointed his telescope to the sky, he made many discoveries that confirmed the Copernican system. One thing he found was that the moon was not a perfect sphere as thought of in the Ptolemaic system; it had craters and mountains not visible to the human eye. Another d...

  • Mars Essay

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    Mars is the fourth planet from the sun at about 228 million-km (141 million miles) and the last terrestrial planet from the sun. The next five planets in order from the sun are gaseous. Mars follows closely behind Earth but is comparatively smaller, with about half the diameter of Earth and about one-tenth of Earth’s mass. Thus the force of gravity on Mars is about one-third of that on Earth. Though it is much smaller, Mars does have the same surface land area as Earth. Other than Earth

  • Mathematics of Telescopes

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    with the telescope has to be Galileo. He took the design and reinvented the telescope into one of the first refractive telescopes we use to this day. Galileo used this great invention to report astronomical facts such as the moon is cover with craters instead of being smooth, the Milky Way is composed of millions of stars, and Jupiter have four moons. Perhaps the most famous discovery is the Earth revolves around the Sun and the Earth is not the center of the universe (even though he was discredited

  • Japan

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    surface. most of the rivers are too shallow and steep to be navigated. Their waters are used to irrigate farmland, and their rapids and falls supply power for hydroelectric plants. Many lakes nestle among the Japanese mountains. Some lie in the craters of extinct volcanoes. A large number of hot springs gush from the ground throughout the country. The Japanese islands have a total land area of about 337,708 sqkm. The islands , in order of size, are Honshu, Hokkaido, Kyushu and Shikoku. The sea

  • The Effect of The Impact On The Weight of A Ball To A Surface

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    this experiment throws a ball's with diffrent weight directly downwards to a box full of sand. As the weight of the ball increases, the size of the impact crater changes, assuming the ball is always dropped from the same height as measured from the top of the sand box to the bottom of the ball. The reason behind this experiment is to determine the relationship between the mass of the ball to size of the impact it made on the sand. The size of the impact is the dependent variable, the mass of the

  • The Effect of the Height of a Crater on Its Diameter

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    The Effect of the Height of a Crater on Its Diameter Introduction ============ A crater is formed when a meteor for outer space strikes the lunar surface. The force of the impact obliterates the meteorite and displaces part of the moons surface, pushing the edges surrounding rock. At the same time, more displaced material shoots outward from the crater. I will simulate this in the classroom by using a margarine tub full of sand and using different heights to represent the distance

  • A legitimate Shiftlet: A complex character often misunderstood

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    character. My first example is as Mr.Shiftlet enters the story. At first he appears to the reader as innocent and pitiful. He shows an emotion to the reader as him being portrayed as helpless, innocent, and as a cripple. Mr.Shiftlet later questions Mrs. Crater why she trusts him stating, “…you never have seen me before: how you know I ain’t lying?” again appealing to his innocent appearance. Mr.Shiftlet’s helpless and pitiful character shows those around him believing that he is trustworthy. Another example

  • Trip

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    cinematography. Scripts for most of the episodes were borrowed from the famous novels. Jules Verne's "From the Earth to the Moon" provided the image of the space capsule and giant cannon; most of the lunar episodes with blizzard, descent to the lunar crater, battle with selenites, arrival to the ocean bottom, were taken from "The First Men in the Moon", written by Herbert George Wells. The clarity and completeness of the plot, the vibrant costumes and decorations, and the special effects in "A Trip to

  • Meteor Essay

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    correlate fracture frequency as well. The outcome of the results shows that fracture frequency decreases in the transition zone of impact structures. (Bäckström, 2005). After seeing all possibilities of geophysical methods to distinguish the impact crater, seismic refraction method is the best option to optimize accuracy of survey site at Bukit Bunuh. 2.2 Summary

  • Essay On Lunar Sunrise

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    rays are a rare phenomenon which occurs when shafts of sunlight shine through gaps in crater walls and mountains to cast a spike of light across a dark crater floor. They happen infrequently and only during sunrise and sunset when there is a very low angle of sunlight. The rays can range from thin slivers of light to triangular patches of illumination. They differ from lunar rays where debris from impact craters is strewn across the face of the Moon. A true lunar light ray has been defined as one