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astroavani

Rheita E, a very rare crater!

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astroavani    4,042

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One of the strangest formations on the Moon is the long, narrow crater Rheita E. It is located in the south-eastern quadrant of the Moon, inside a triangle formed by the craters STEVINUS, REICHENBACH, and RHEITA (from which it derived its name). Its unusual shape resembles a bottle of Coke, from our point of view on Earth.

The irregular crater Rheita E appears to have been created probably by a fragmented asteroid, which caused 3 simultaneous impacts. The impacts created at the same time 3 overlapping craters, since there are no walls between them.

Rheita E is very reminiscent of another strange elongated lunar crater, much larger than it, called SCHILLER (dimensions: 179 km X 71 km), located in the southwest quadrant, near the lunar south pole.
Source: VTOL (Vaz Tolentino Lunar Observatory)
Http://www.astrobin.com/full/295132/0/?nc=user

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Dave In Vermont    4,615

Very unusual crater this Rheita E, Avani. And it does look like a Coke-bottle! Oh my.....

Perhaps this will be next -

 

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And if so - please don't post it's image!  :D

Another Great Image, Avani!

Dave

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mikeskor    429

Impressive image. I liked your informative write up as well.

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Mr Spock    5,018

Super image quality. I always look forward to seeing your images.

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Alfian    1,004

Great image and info. Absorbing to look at, taking in the detail within the crater.

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Ruud    1,314

Oh, wow, that's good! So wonderfully sharp and with those beautiful rich tones, and of course sporting this mighty strange crater ... full points from the jury in the Netherlands!

 

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nightfisher    6,452

Anani, superb image and great descipton, shame Dave had to lower the tone with his Luna cafe

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