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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