Un-named Crater

A fresh looking crater with a beautiful eject pattern.  Image Credit: NASA/GSFC/Arizona State University

A fresh looking crater with a beautiful eject pattern. Image Credit: NASA/GSFC/Arizona State University

Here is what looks from the bright material to be a fresh crater on the moon, this one isn’t named yet.

According to the LROC team, the dark center in the otherwise bright ejecta is either a different type of material or could be impact melting.  The black dots in the ejecta plume could be either again a different material type or they could be from secondary craters.

It is located on the northern part of Mare Fecunditatis. Specifically the location is 3.64°N, 48.93°E. As bright as this crater is it could be tough to spot; it’s small only about 180 meters (590 feet) in diameter.  For scale, the image is 930 meters (2962 feet) across.

You can click the image to enlarge it, better yet click here and go to the LROC site to the zoomable version of the crater and surrounding area.

 

5 thoughts on “Un-named Crater

  1. One could imagine this as a capture of the event as it’s occuring — with the ejacta still traveling away from the impact crater

  2. Now here is yet another visitor to Urth’s neighborhood within just one month of meteorite in russia accompanying asteroid near-miss flyby. it is busy out dere.

    • The ejecta pattern seems to suggest that it was formed by layers or seperate bursts of ejecta … is there an explanation of this “pattern”

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