Friday, October 8, 2010

Central Peak Crater

As crater size increases, craters become more complex. This moderate size crater contains a central peak, created by rebound of molten material just following the impact.

Photo credit: NASA/JPL/Arizona State University

Note: This crater is located on the northeastern "cape" between Isidis Planitia and Utopia Planitia; it is directly north of the Amenthes Fossae region.

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