Lobate Scarp - Thrust Fault Illustration

     

Lobate Scarp - Thrust Fault Illustration

Illustration of lobate scarps that were formed when the lunar crust was pushed together as the Moon contracted.  This causes the near-surface materials to break forming a thrust fault.  The thrust fault carries crustal materials up and sometimes over adjacent crustal materials.  

Image Number: WEB11574-2010
Credit: Arizona State University/Smithsonian
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