Impact Craters word

Impact Craters word - Charles Worrell 8291-8419 AST 1022L...

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Charles Worrell 8291-8419 AST 1022L Sect. 0442 Impact Craters Throughout the Universe, there are billions upon billions of objects traveling in straight paths. Without the affect of a force, these objects will continue to travel in the straight paths indefinitely. However, with the high number of objects in motion, there are constant collisions which alter the course of the objects, as long as their physical shapes. These changes are most notably viewed by looking at the surface of the Earth’s moon. It is primarily made up of sand and rock, and it covered in craters. The formerly accepted theory was that these craters are the remains of what were at one point in time volcanoes. However, it has recently been proven that these craters are impact craters. All objects in the Universe encounter such impacts, yet not every body exhibits such visible signs. The Earth, for instance, has an atmosphere that reflects or burns the majority of the asteroids that come into contact with it. These impacter craters are still
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This note was uploaded on 08/05/2009 for the course AST 1002 taught by Professor Dr.haywoodsmith,jr during the Spring '07 term at University of Florida.

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