Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Tooting Crater

FRESHNESS AND CLARITY. Tooting Crater, named for a suburb of London, offers scientists a clear look at a fresh medium-size impact. This view, which looks toward the northwest, shows in the foreground the rampart that piled up about 80 meters (260 feet) high when the debris flowing from the impact came to rest. Here the rampart lies about 40 kilometers (25 miles) from the rim.

Photo credit: NASA/JPL/Arizona State University, R. Luk

Note: For more information, see Tooting Crater's Tangled Tale.

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