AS15-9254(P)

Figure 113

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This elliptical crater  is 1 km long with an unusual, winglike pattern of rays. This ejecta pattern is similar to those around some small experimental impact craters produced by missiles traveling along low-angle trajectories at White Sands Missile Range, N. Mex. From the shape of the crater and the distribution of the rays, it is difficult to tell whether the meteoroid was traveling from north to south or south to north. The higher albedo (brightness) of the north wall and the concentration of high albedo ejecta on the northwest and northeast flanks suggest that it traveled from south to north.   -H.J.M.
 
 

Report Source: NASA SP-362, Page 119, Figure 113

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