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Future Moon: The Footsteps of Explorers

Future Moon: The Footsteps of Explorers

In this activity, learners drop impactors onto layers of graham crackers! The process models how impacts throughout the Moon's history have broken rocks down into a mixture of dust, rocks, and boulders that covers the lunar surface. Learners consider how the dust will continue to hold a record of human exploration--in the form of astronaut bootprints--for countless years in the future. Learners may examine a type of Earth soil ("lunar soil...

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