Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter Camera

Terraces in Eratosthenes Crater

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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