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Pythagoras impact crater
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- Title Pythagoras impact crater
- Released 25/01/2005 3:42 pm
- Copyright ESA/Space-X, Space Exploration Institute
This image was taken by the AMIE instrument on board SMART-1 on 29 December 2004.
The mosaic of images covers the 120 kilometre diameter Pythagoras complex impact crater. The central peak corresponds to the rebound of the subsurface crust during the violent impact, and its mineralogical mapping will give information on the vertical variations of the crust composition.