Eratosthenes Central Peak
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Eratosthenes Central Peak

December 5, 2012
Central peaks occur in complex craters as a result of the ground rebounding against the initial impact. They can even help cause the formation of terraces. The boulders in the image are either being weathered out of the central peak, or are ejecta from nearby craters such as Copernicus crater. Sunrise image of the Eratosthenes central peak summit. LROC NAC image M131725388L; width is 600 m. Credit: NASA/GSFC/Arizona State University

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