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Originally posted by Grayelf2009
Is it just me or am I seeing 3 main sizes of craters on the moon?
MESSENGER spacecraft has imaged nearly the entire surface of the innermost planet to generate a global monochrome map at 250 meters per pixel resolution and a 1 kilometer per pixel resolution color map.
You're disrespecting scientists, yet you've failed to do even the most elementary research on impacts, so it is actually you who should be disrespected, not the scientists. The scientists don't claim they all impact at 90 degrees.
Originally posted by CaptChaos
The important thing to notice is, see how they are ALL perfectly round? If these craters were caused by meteors, don't you think at least SOME of them would have landed on something less than a perfectly perpendicular angle? Causing somewhat OVAL shaped craters? Hmmm? The "scientists" will come up with some gobbledygook mathematical equations that "prove" that all meteors end up impacting at ninety degrees, but that is also obvious nonsense. Meteors hit the Earth at angles now and then, leaving NOT ROUND craters. In fact they ALWAYS hit on an angle less than ninety degrees.
The Barringer crater site states that below 30 degrees is a low enough impact angle for the crater to become elliptical.
Since craters are caused by explosions, they are nearly always circular – only very low-angle impacts cause significantly elliptical craters.
Probably some of both.
Originally posted by Illustronic
Our school system is literally failed these days, or people just don't get outside much these days.