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Account for the appearance of the long, jumbled

Question Description

Account for the appearance of the long, jumbled, gradual slope outside the crater rim by explaining how the crater might have been formed.

Final Answer

Impact craters are some of the most dramatic features that can be seen on the Moon. They are formed when meteorites, asteroids, and comets struck its surface at speeds of 10-20 kilometers per second, craters record the Moon’s 4.5 billion year history.

Most craters have blocky rims like this crater  from the highlands of the lunar far side.

Long tongues of lava-like material also extend downslope from the crater rim, its apperance is long, jumbled and gradually downward sloping. These flows may consist of fragmented rock debris, but it is because of that they are impact-produced melts ejected at low velocities during the late stages of the formation of the impact crater. Andh hence it is formed.


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