More on the bigness of the Moon

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.

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