Copernicus crater - image taken by Lunar Orbiter 2

     

Copernicus crater - image taken by Lunar Orbiter 2

Lunar Orbiter 2 oblique northward view towards Copernicus crater on the Moon shows crater wall slumping caused by soil liquefaction following the impact that formed the crater. The crater is about 100 km in diameter. The central peaks are visible towards the top of the image, rising about 400 m above the crater floor, and stretching for about 15 km. The northern wall of the crater is in the background. 

Image Number: WEB11437-2010
Credit: NASA
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