Crater counting dating
I presented this in a talk at the recent Lunar and Planetary Science Conference at AM, when most people were learning about the latest results from Ceres.
The project started simply enough: I downloaded some of the amazing images taken by NASA's Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter's Wide-Angle Camera (WAC) that showed the Apollo and Luna landing sites.
Can you find evidence to support the assumption that the frequency of craters you count for each size range can be related to the cratering time scale for that size range?
Perhaps this will be true only in certain areas of the Moon's surface.
When you hear someone say that something on the surface of Mars is X number of years old, chances are that's based on the lunar samples from the 1960s and 70s and the crater counting done 40 years ago.Cartographers and photogrammetrists collect a vast amount of data, such as aerial data and survey data to produce accurate maps and models.For example, by collecting rainfall data, a cartographer can make an accurate model of how rainfall can affect an area's watershed.If you want a Project Idea with full instructions, please pick one without an asterisk.Get good photographs of the Moon showing lots of craters and count how many craters you find in a range of diameter classes.