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ⓘ Penetrometer. A penetrometer is a device to test the strength of a material. It is often used on soil. The penetrometer is dropped on soil or it is pressed agai ..




                                     

ⓘ Penetrometer

A penetrometer is a device to test the strength of a material.

It is often used on soil. The penetrometer is dropped on soil or it is pressed against soil to measure how deep a hole it makes. This is a way to decide if soil is strong enough to build a road on. Scientists can use a penetrometer to measure how much moisture is in soil. Penetrometers are used on space probes such as the Cassini-Huygens probe, to measure the amount of moisture in soil on other planets.

                                     
  • device known as a penetrometer studied the surface as the probe landed and seemed to find wet clay. Scientists believe that the penetrometer may have landed