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# Application The Moon’s craters are remnants of meteorite

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Application The Moon’s craters are remnants of meteorite collisions. Suppose a fairly large asteroid that has a mass of 5.00× kg (about a kilometer across) strikes the Moon at a speed of 15.0 km/s. (a) At what speed does the Moon recoil after the perfectly inelastic collision (the mass of the Moon is 7.36×1022 kg ) ? (b) How much kinetic energy is lost in the collision? Such an event may have been observed by medieval English monks who reported observing a red glow and subsequent haze about the Moon. (c) In October 2009, NASA crashed a rocket into the Moon, and analyzed the plume produced by the impact. (Significant amounts of water were detected.) Answer part (a) and (b) for this real-life experiment. The mass of the rocket was 2000 kg and its speed upon impact was 9000 km/h. How does the plume produced alter these results?

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Step-by-step solution In this problem we have to find the speed of the Moon recoil after the perfectly inelastic collision ,the kinetic energy lost in the collision and the real - life result as per the data given by NASA respectively: Step 1 o f 18 (a) For a perfectly inelastic collision, momentum is conserved too. (No external force acting on the system)

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The answer to “Application The Moon’s craters are remnants of meteorite collisions. Suppose a fairly large asteroid that has a mass of 5.00× kg (about a kilometer across) strikes the Moon at a speed of 15.0 km/s. (a) At what speed does the Moon recoil after the perfectly inelastic collision (the mass of the Moon is 7.36×1022 kg ) ? (b) How much kinetic energy is lost in the collision? Such an event may have been observed by medieval English monks who reported observing a red glow and subsequent haze about the Moon. (c) In October 2009, NASA crashed a rocket into the Moon, and analyzed the plume produced by the impact. (Significant amounts of water were detected.) Answer part (a) and (b) for this real-life experiment. The mass of the rocket was 2000 kg and its speed upon impact was 9000 km/h. How does the plume produced alter these results?” is broken down into a number of easy to follow steps, and 148 words. This textbook survival guide was created for the textbook: Physics: Principles with Applications, edition: 6. This full solution covers the following key subjects: moon, mass, speed, plume, produced. This expansive textbook survival guide covers 35 chapters, and 3914 solutions. The full step-by-step solution to problem: 40PE from chapter: 8 was answered by , our top Physics solution expert on 03/03/17, 03:53PM. Physics: Principles with Applications was written by and is associated to the ISBN: 9780130606204. Since the solution to 40PE from 8 chapter was answered, more than 322 students have viewed the full step-by-step answer.

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