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Tycho

Crater on the Moon

Crater on the Moon

Feature onThe Moon
Feature typeCrater
Lunar coordinates11° W 43° S
DimensionsDiameter 85km; depth 4,850m; central massif 1,600m high
NotesA comparatively recent crater at about a hundred million years old, lying near the southern limb of the Moon's nearside. Tycho stands out as the focus of an extraordinarily extensive ray system, with bright streaks reaching out for from the crater for hundreds of kilometres across the Moon's surface.

A deep crater in the southern regions of the Moon. It is easy to locate because of its bright system of 'rays' that extend far across the Moon's surface.

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