A Close-Up View of the Aristarchus Crater

The Hubble Space Telescope's Advanced Camera for Surveys snapped this close-up view of the Aristarchus crater on Aug. 21, 2005. The crater is 26 miles (42 kilometers) in diameter and approximately 2 miles (3.2 kilometers) in depth, and sits at the southeastern edge of the Aristarchus Plateau. Aristarchus is one of the youngest and largest craters on the Moon. The crater formed between 100 and 900 million years ago.

Credit:

NASA, ESA, and J. Garvin (NASA/GSFC)

About the Image

NASA press release
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Id:opo0529l
Type:Photographic
Release date:19 October 2005, 19:00
Size:1855 x 1089 px

About the Object

Name:Crater Aristarchus, Moon
Type:Solar System : Planet : Satellite : Feature : Surface
Category:Solar System

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