Exposed Fractured Bedrock in the Central Peak of the Anaxagoras Crater
November 29, 2012
Figure 3 shows a section of the Anaxagoras crater floor, including a section of the anorthositic central peak complex. The crater floor is covered in relatively smooth impact melt; the melt in this image has degraded over time and is now covered by an upper regolith layer and displays numerous younger small impact craters. Sections of the central uplift protrude above the crater floor melt and are covered with large boulders. Fig. 3 - The boulders on the central peak ridge cast distinct shadows due to the low Sun angle. Image is ~1.8 km across and is resampled to 1.5 m/pixel for this posting. The white box shows the the location of today's main featured image. Credit: NASA/GSFC/Arizona State University.