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    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

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    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

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    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

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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

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    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

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    Venus

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    diameter, 80% of Earth’s mass.) Both have few craters indicating relatively young surfaces. Their densities and chemical compositions are also similar. Because of these similarities, it was once thought that below it’s dense clouds, Venus might be very earthlike, perhaps to the point of containing life. However, a more detailed study of Venus revealed that many aspects of Venus’ atmosphere was much different from that of Earth. There are no small craters on Venus. It appears that small meteoroids

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    Solar System

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    could indicate a hot metallic core, such as molten iron. Geologists think Mercury may be the most iron-rich planet in the solar system. Crust Mercury’s crust seems to be silicate, like that of Earth. Craters The planet’s surface, viewed for the first time via Mariner’s cameras, is covered by craters. The battering occurred during the early period of the solar system when clumps of material were ramming into each other to form the planets. Atmosphere Mercury doesn’t have what we think of as an

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    ASTEROIDS

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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

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    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

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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

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