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The Bruce Murray Space Image Library

Hollows and pits in Lermontov crater

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Hollows and pits in Lermontov crater Lermontov crater is 166 kilometers in diameter. Its flat floor contains three kinds of holes: impact craters, volcanic pits, and hollows. Volcanic pits are deep, irregular in shape, and surrounded by a halo of reddish material. Hollows are shallower, smaller, and bright.

NASA / JHUAPL / CIW

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This image is in the public domain. Original image data dated on or about February 12, 2013

 

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