Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter Camera

Schrödinger Basin Floor and Graben


A band of rugged mountains (2000 m tall) form a rough central ring (or peak ring) in Schrödinger Basin. Unlike the large nearside mare basins that were flooded with lava, Schrödinger only has a relatively thin veneer of lava covering its floor leaving its original form mostly intact. Large portions of the basin were uplifted, causing the massive fracture (100 km long and over 200 meters deep) that cuts across the scene.

Lat: -75.69°
Long: 128.057°
Camera: NAC
Image Width: 65.0 km
Location in exhibit: Lunar Vistas
Image ID: M1192453566LR

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