• Question: Do some moons have meteors crashing onto them like the earths moon????

    Asked by table555 to Betty, Isaac, Kieran, Silvia, Will on 18 Nov 2016. This question was also asked by JOHN CENA!.
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      Silvia Pardo answered on 18 Nov 2016:

      Yes, most of the moons (and planets!) of the solar system have big craters due to meteorites. Mars has hundreds of thousands of them, it looks a bit like a holey cheese! Earth also gets meteors crashing onto it, but we are lucky enough to have an atmosphere and most of the meteors burn in contact with it before falling to the surface of our planet.