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Mars Cratering Report Guidelines

  • A good format for their essay (1-2 pages plus figures) would be:
    1. paragraph 1 -- what is the question they are trying to address and why is it important (is there water beneath the surface of Xanthe Terra?),
    2. paragraph 2 -- what method(s) did they use to explore the question (rampart crater ejecta and depth of excavation equation),
    3. paragraph 3 -- what were their observations (crater diameters from size X to size Y are observed, rampart craters begin to form when crater diameter is Z -- a depth of Q), and
    4. paragraph 4 -- discussion of the data (how do they *interpret* the data... what is the depth to the water and why, how do they explain any discrepancies, etc).