Figure 118

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Kant P is the larger of these two craters in the central highlands on the Moon's near side. About 5.5 km in diameter, its overall shape is not in the least unusual. However, the younger, small pear-shaped crater on Kant P's north wall is an excellent example of the controlling effect that topographic relief plays on the shape of an impact crater. Because the small crater was formed on a steeply sloping surface, its ejecta was deposited chiefly downslope and formed a broad rim. The original rim and wall on the upslope side have been obliterated by slumping. The slumping has left a landslide scar and has caused talus and scree to be deposited in the lower part of the crater.-H.J.M.

Report Source: NASA SP-362, Page 118, Figure 118

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