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Isidorus D, Lunar Highlands, Moon

3. Isidorus D, Lunar Highlands, Moon

This oblique view looking north, taken with the panoramic camera on Apollo 16, shows a typical, simple bowl-shaped crater on the Moon. Evidence of avalanching and slope collapse is clearly visible on the inner walls of the crater. Streaks on the left wall appear to be avalanche scars; along the southeast part of the crater wall, many short irregular benches or narrow terraces mark the tops of slump blocks. The sharp break in slope, marking the rim crest, is clearly visible along the southeast portion of the structure. The transition from simple craters to complex craters occurs at smaller diameters on Earth than on the Moon because of Earth's higher gravity.

Apollo lunar image AS16-4502(P).

Location: 4.2°S, 34.1°E
Diameter: 15 kilometers

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