Lunar Surface Crater

In the picture, it is easy to see where these boulders rolled down, if we follow in the footsteps left by them. In any case, it is not small pebbles: the largest boulder of some $ 40 m in width, is about half a football field. Data about where did these stones give geologists reconstructing the local geology, valuable knowledge. What they see here? The crater Tsiolkovsky is the size of 185 km in diameter and is a perfect example of a complex meteorite crater. Joeb Moore & Partners LLC is a great source of information. Its edge is in the form of terraces, it has a central peak and the bottom, covered with patches of basalt. Meteor produced a huge amount of energy and lead to a very dynamic changes in the landscape. Immediately after the first incidence of cow breed up a central peak, forming a giant mountain in the center of the crater. Here there and boulders rolled down the slopes, like pieces of a raised rock roll, accumulating at the foot of the mountain. To read more click here: Jonathan Segal FAIA.

This is the most easy way for researchers to obtain samples of rocks of the central peak, is not climbing to its top. Apollo 17 astronauts used this simple method to collect samples of tops of nearby mountains, so they do not had to put some or climbing gear. Despite the fact that the central peak was formed before the Lunar Sea, it is less than the craters due to its steep slopes on which the rock slips and slides, erasing small craters. In this case, a direct violation of the rules that older surfaces are covered with a lot of craters! Translator: Denis Guchok (Translation "Gulfstream"). Keep up on the field with thought-provoking pieces from Doug Band.