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Tuesday, 20 September 2011

Video-gigantic craters-the Moon and Earth impacts.

The south pole of the Moon are more craters than on the north side.
Clavius​​, Moretus, Maginus and Tycho craters, are some examples.
This video has stabilized images in Sony Vegas.
              Earth should have craters like the Moon since the Moon was formed in our neighborhood, and especially because the Earth, with a much larger mass, should have much bigger impacts on it's surface and therefore should attract meteorites much larger due to the gravity.
Moon have a cratered surface, because of the impacts with meteorites.

          And yet, why  we do not have craters on the Earth? The answer is our planet's atmosphere. In the atmosphere, meteors burn before it reaches the ground, or burn partially. The Moon doesn't have an atmosphere, and therefore any meteorite falls on it, comes with full speed, full size, without brake friction with the atmosphere, as on Earth .
         Another answer is that on the Moon
the craters does not erode. Perhaps our planet had many large impacts, craters even bigger than the Moon, but were covered by plate tectonics, wind, water, and therefore we have no evidence that they exist, but only a few, such as the one in the Gulf of Mexico , which is supposed to be formed after a collision with an asteroid responsible for the disappearance of the dinosaurs ..

Video by: Victor Lupu
Optics: Celestron C8"-Newtonian telescope, plossl 20mm, 2x Barlow
Mount: CG5 (EQ5)
Eyepiece Adapter: 1.25 "
Device: Sony CX105 at 8x optical zoom
Total magnification: 800x
Resolution: 1920x1080
Fps: 25
Bitrate: 16000
Filter: No
Date: 12/05/2011
Location: Baia Mare, Romania
Video stabilized in
Sony Vegas 10


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