Global map of fault scarps

     

Global map of fault scarps

A plot of the locations of newly detected and previously known lobate scarps shows that the faults are globally distributed.  The newly discovered lobate scarps are shown by the white dots and the previously known scarps are shown by black dots. Most of the previously known lobate scarps were found in Apollo Panoramic Camera photographs that covered only part of the lunar equatorial region.  The locations of the lobate scarps are plotted on the Lunar Orbiter Laser Altimeter (LOLA) global topographic model of the Moon. 

Image Number: WEB11575-2010
Credit: NASA/GSFC/Arizona State University/Smithsonian
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