Tycho Central Pk_Photo Overlay_2

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Tycho Central Pk_Photo Overlay_2 spacecowboy2006 12/5/11 8:51 AM
I posted Tycho Peak once before, but not with the shadow.

Here is a recent oblique image from Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter of Tycho Crater's Central Peak with its shadow.

The central peak of Tycho Crater, about 2 km high (near 7,000 feet). Formed when the ground rebounds from the compression shock of an impact, similar to what happens when a drop of water is dripped into a bowl full of water, as seen on high-speed film. The block averages about 7 miles in diameter.

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