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The central mountain in Moretus, 



    
        

             Astroavani - Avani Soares

The central mountain in Moretus

The central mountain in Moretus, 



    
        

             Astroavani - Avani Soares

The central mountain in Moretus

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Locations: Observatório Parsec, Canoas, Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil

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The central mountain in Moretus

Many say that their favorite lunar crater is Copernicus, others prefer Clavius, but I definitely have an undeniable preference for Moretus.

In addition to the beautiful terraces equal to Copernicus has a beautiful central mountain that stands out superbly when the Sun is at an appropriate altitude.

In high-resolution photos like this, about 0.4 "arc, is perfectly visible and its curved elongated morphology.

When an impact hits the solid surface of a planet or moon, a shock wave spreads out from the impact site. The shock wave to fracture the rock and produces a large cavity (much higher than the fireball source). The material is ejected in all directions. The bolide is broken into small pieces and can melt or vaporize. However, sometimes, the impact force is large enough to melt some of the local rock and push some material to the crater edges which then falls back to the center, the rock below the rebate crater jumping up creating a peak center and the edges of these larger craters can drop, creating terraces that are seen clearly in this picture.

Text: Avani Soares

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The central mountain in Moretus, 



    
        

             Astroavani - Avani Soares