RB. Lunar-tics!. Southeastern Imbrium Crater Age Dating and Ejecting Data. Bank. Red. March 30, 2011. High. Scientific Research. 11:00 E 10:00 C. School. Mrs. Keith- Houle. Objectives Covered. What we covered for Phase II Moon rocks from Houston, TX on loan Moon Zoo training
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Southeastern Imbrium Crater Age Dating and Ejecting Data
March 30, 2011
What we covered for Phase II
-NASA mania hits
We used MoonZoo to help train our eyes to learn to identify craters. We mapped over 1251 images in 8 days.
To start: Imagery- how to capture the image, where to capture the image, and how to use the image.
We downloaded imagery from “LROC” and LO orbiters- this took a while and a lot of false starts. We finally found on the internet.
We used NASA Article technical paper from NASA to aid in our choice of imagery and how to proceed.
Distance covered in 1 swathe is about 120 mile
or 72 Km
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Table of Contents
Describes the object and its features
This is a compound crater.
The rim walls are connected.
Combination to make corrected shift with GIS imagery
Swathe #7 with only
Swathe #6 with imagery
WORK! WORK! WORK!
Mrs. Keith is a real task master!
Over 3 weeks 23 students (Scientific Research) & 1 teacher put in 30 hours- we mapped over 55,000 craters
At times it seemed like all we did at Red Bank was map craters on the moon.
But mayhem soon followed:
1. GIS crashed twice, and had to reload
(which took 8 hours each).
2. We thought we had lost $30,000 of GIS
Software-the search was on!
3. Power went out
4. Data crashed laptop
5. Data when printed took up over 1,100 sheets of paper, we stopped at 460.
6. Twitter knows about us! In England and Canada.
7. Data corruption on ‘stick’ 24
8. Can we take a picture and not have the
9. 4 months of begging to get free software
from Virginia GIS.
1.) Lining up pictures with dots to make swaths
2.) Issues when we were downloading data from LROC was compression data to make swathes and from them not to pixilate or become fuzzy
3.) Last 2 swathes from Sea of Serenity had Long and Lat problems
Image after 1st rotation
When we downloaded the crater imagery in order to use the images we had to first turn pictures 90° Clockwise
Then we had to turn an additional 90° Clockwise again until the original image had been rotated a total of 180° Clockwise from its original position
Earth Cylindrical Projection
Moon Sinusoidal Projection
(Fe² TiO³) - Formula
Has a melting point of 1800ºC or 3272ºF
The name for the place of the discovery is Ilem mountains in Russia Metallic to sub metallic metal generally iron black meaning that the lava that formed the south eastern portion of Imbrium had to be around 1800ºC or greater during eruption.
So, what is trask?......
Then 62 Pages in
we Found The Microsoft
(InteriorImbrium/ Archimedes / Archimedes)
The Relative date of our swathes was: we found craters in the Copernican time interval of 1 and 3. the majority of our impact craters (32,007) were between 50 and 500 meters in diameter at 78.1%. 17.9% of our craters fell between 10 to 50 meters.
Trask 1 Crater Diameters
Amount of Craters
Diameter of Craters