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Look Inside a Lunar Crater

LROC narrow-angle camera image of a boulder-coated crater on the Moon

The crater shown above is located in the lunar highlands and is filled with and surrounded by boulders of all sizes and shapes. It is approximately 550 meters (1800 feet) wide yet is still considered a small crater, and could have been caused by either a direct impact by a meteorite or by an ejected bit of material from another impact. Scientists studying the Moon attempt to figure out how small craters like this were formed by their shapes and the material seen around them, although sometimes the same results can be achieved by different events…

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Image credit: NASA/GSFC/Arizona State University. (Edited by J. Major.)

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About Jason Major

Jason is a Rhode Island-based graphic designer, photographer, nature lover, space exploration fanatic, and coffee addict. In no particular order.

Posted on April 18, 2011, in The Moon and tagged , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.

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