Limb of Copernicus Impact Crater

Limb of Copernicus Impact Crater
From NASA's Planetary Photojournal
Copernicus is 93 km wide and is located within the Mare Imbrium Basin on the northern nearside of the Moon (10 degrees N., 20 degrees W.). This image shows crater floor, floor mounds, rim, and rayed ejecta. Rays from the ejecta are superposed on all other surrounding terrains which places the crater in its namesake age group: the Copernican system, established as the youngest assemblage of rocks on the Moon.
Image Title: Limb of Copernicus Impact Crater
Catalog #: PIA00094
Target Name: Moon
Spacecraft: Lunar Orbiter 5

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