022411 Craters, Geoid, & Topography

022411 Craters, Geoid, & Topography - Review...

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1) What are the main similarities and differences in the 2) What is the definition for plate tectonics? 3) What features should be present on Venus & Mars if plate tectonics is active? 4) What are the key features for identifying tectonic important? Review Questions (02/22/11)
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) Why can craters be used to determine an average age for the surface of Venus but not the relative ages of different portions of the surface of Venus? 2) What is a geoid? 3) What are the planet-scale characteristics of the geoids for 4) What are the planet-scale characteristics of topography for Review Questions (02/24/11)
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Source: http://observe.arc.nasa.gov/nasa/exhibits/craters/impact_earth.shtml.html Craters on the Surface of the Earth
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Martian map showing examples of crater distributions
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Google Mars Data (this slide is not in the slide count)
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Craters (largest: D~50 km) Dickinson Crater (D ~70 km) Golubkina Crater (D ~ 30 km)
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