Saturday, July 17, 2010
Let's take another example of the bigness of the Moon.
That's the Daedalus Crater on the far side of the Moon, a proposed location for a radio telescope. The size of this crater alone: 93 km in diameter, 3 km depth. That gives a total area of 6792 km2, thus one Luxembourg plus one more Luxembourg, plus one more half Luxembourg could fit into this one crater. Or a third of Slovenia. Not bad for a single crater.
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The Bad Astronomy blog also has a post today on how it's been far, far too long since humanity has been able to reach there.