View Full Version : Central Peaks of Zucchius Crater

2006-Jun-02, 04:05 AM
SUMMARY: This is a photograph of the central peaks of crater Zucchius, located on the Moon. ESA's SMART-1 took the photo while it was about 753 kilometres (468 miles) above the surface of the Moon. The crater was formed in the Copernican era, a period that began 1.2 billion years ago. These central mountains are formed when a large object struck the Moon; the molten rocks splashed up and hardened into this shape.

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