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Why does the moon have the most craters?
Answer 1:

The moon does have a lot of craters! The earth actually has lots of craters too, they're just hard to see -- we have wind and rain eroding them so they disappear much faster. On the moon there is no atmosphere, so there is no wind or rain -- any craters last a very long time.


Answer 2:

I don't think it does. It has more than the Earth only because rain and wind destroy craters on Earth.



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