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Estimating the height of Moons mountain Piton

Lab 3 Report Sheet: height of Moons mountain Piton

Estimating the height of Moon’s mountain Piton

           

Data

 

Calculations

Text Box: Piton’s height 
h= l * d / r  
(cm)
[Step 4]	Scaling Factor   
 f = 3476/(Diameter)
(km/cm)
[Step 5a]	Real height of Piton  h_real = h * f 
(km)
[Step 5b]

Comments on your data [Step 6]

Others have determined that Piton is about 2.3 km tall. 

  1. Keeping in mind all the sources of error in this activity, can you account for the possible discrepancies in your measurement? Speculate:
  1. How does the height of Piton compare to the height of typical mountains on Earth?
  2. Keeping in mind all the sources of error in this activity, can you account for the possible discrepancies in your measurement? Speculate:

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