Like many complex craters on the Moon, Eratosthenes exhibits terraces (upper left) within its rim. Terraces form as the walls of the crater slump down, creating a landslide while leaving the upper portion of the wall intact. LROC NAC image M119924207R; image width is 600 m [NASA/GSFC/Arizona State University].
Eratosthenes crater (LROC WAC mosaic). NAC image location denoted by the white box. Image width is 100 km [NASA/GFSC/Arizona State University].
Explore the rest of the terraces in the full NAC image!
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Posted by Drew Enns on October 07, 2010 09:00 UTC.