Science and Exploration

Tycho Crater As Seen From Lunar Orbit

By Keith Cowing
April 22, 2018
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Tycho Crater As Seen From Lunar Orbit
Tycho Crater

For scientists, parts of the Moon’s Tycho crater remain a mystery.
It’s around 100 million years old, which is young in geologic time. Here, the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter Camera captured the central peak with a 120 meter-wide boulder at the summit – the origins of which are unknown.

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