Ejecta From Copernicus
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Ejecta From Copernicus

December 5, 2012
One of the geologic features that makes Copernicus crater special is its extensive, high-reflectance ejecta rays that extend across nearby mare and superpose (overlap) ejecta from other craters - Copernican ejecta extends more than 500 km from the impact site! In this high-Sun image, albedo differences are enhanced and the arrows indicate several "fingers" of ejecta and the direction of ejecta emplacement (away from Copernicus, which is to the southwest). LROC NAC image M127050121L, image width is 470 m. Credit: NASA/GSFC/Arizona State Unversity

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