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Test the Model1.Look for examples of younger craters (those withsharp sides and peaks in the center) and exam-ples of older craters (those with sides that areworn down or missing).2.Use the Internet to locate a large-scale labeledmap of the Moon. Locate, identify, and label theprominent surface features that you identified inyour table or spreadsheet.1. Inferfrom your study of the maps of surfacefeatures on the Moon whetherCopernicus CraterorGrimaldi Crateris older. Do the same forFra Mauro CraterandTycho Crater.Explaineach answer.2. ExplainBased on your observations of surfacefeatures, propose a site where NASA scientistsshould attempt to land spacecraft in the future.Is there a location that would be best suited tobuild a lunar space station?1. Describeeach of the surface features that youstudied on the map.2. Identifyany surface features that appear to over-lap on the map, and determine which of featuresformed first.Conclude and ApplyTest the ModelFollow Your PlanAnalyze Your DataConclude and ApplyConclude and ApplyData TableMariaDescriptionApolloLanding SitesDescriptionMare Crisium11-Mare TranquillitatusMare Tranquillitatus12-Oceanus Procellarum14-Fra MauroCratersHighlandsKeplerAlpsPlatoMt. HadleyTychoCopernicusGrimaldiFra Mauro
942Chapter 29 •The Earth-Moon-Sun System942Chapter 2999999TheeEaEaEaEaEaEaEaEaErtrtrtrtrth-h-Moonono-S-SununSSystem942Chapter 29 •The Earth-Moon-Sun SystemAs he declared in “one small step for man,one giant leap for mankind,” astronaut NeilArmstrong became the first personto steponto the surface of the Moon. From 1968 to 1972, atotal of sixApollo missions successfully landed onthe lunar surface.As shown inFigure 1,Apolloastronauts collected data and made observationsthat expanded scientific frontiers.An important studyWhy was it so importantto land on the Moon? With no plate tectonics, novolcanism, and no atmosphere, the surface of theMoon holds the complete geologic record of its4.4 billion years since formation. By studying theMoon, scientists learn about the evolution of ourown planet and the conditions in which early lifeon Earth might have first appeared.Data collected during theApollo program led tothe discovery that the Moon’s interior is layered, sim-ilar to Earth’s interior. These layers include a crust,a mantle, and a core. Rocks sampled from the lunarsurface are old. In fact, the youngest rocks on theMoon are older than the oldest rocks on Earth.Advances in science and technologyThelastApollo mission left the Moon in 1972. Sincethen, scientists have continued to study the Moon,sending unpiloted probes and satellites to map itssurface. Scientists have also been analyzing newdata about how the solar system formed. Advancesin computers and technology have made itpossible to study the samples brought backby theApollo astronauts in wayspreviously not thought possible.

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