Graben in Goethe Basin on Mercury

     

Graben in Goethe Basin on Mercury

Large graben in a ghost crater on the floor of the Goethe impact basin. The extensional troughs or graben are up to 2 km wide in this about 47-km-diameter ghost crater. Circumferentially oriented graben crosscut the bounding ridge ring.

Image Number: WEB12645-2012
Credit: NASA/Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory/Carnegie Institution of Washington/Smithsonian Institution
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