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The configuration of this small crater has been affected by the topography of the impact site. It is located near the eastern edge of Mare Serenitatis, north of the Apollo 17 landing area. The body that excavated the crater impacted at the foot of a westward-facing fault scarp that bounds one side of a graben, or fault trough. The fault scarp is coincident with the diffuse narrow band of shadow extending between the arrows; the area west of the scarp, the floor of the graben, is noticeably lower than the area to the east. The flow of ejected debris toward the east was apparently blocked by the scarp, resulting in an abbreviated bright halo and ray pattern in that direction. -G.G.S.
Report Source: NASA SP-362, Page 116, Figure 109
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