PIA00094: Limb of Copernicus Impact Crater
 Target Name:  Moon
 Is a satellite of:  Earth
 Mission:  Lunar Orbiter 
 Spacecraft:  Lunar Orbiter
 Instrument:  610 Millimeter Lunar Orbiter Camera 
 Product Size:  2000 x 1100 pixels (w x h)
 Produced By:  U.S. Geological Survey
 Addition Date:  1998-06-03
 Primary Data Set:  LUNAR_ORBITER_PAGE
 Full-Res TIFF:  PIA00094.tif (1.449 MB)
 Full-Res JPEG:  PIA00094.jpg (361.9 kB)

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Copernicus is 93 km wide and is located within the Mare Imbrium Basin, northern nearside of the Moon (10 degrees N., 20 degrees W.). Image shows crater floor, floor mounds, rim, and rayed ejecta. Rays from the ejecta are superposed on all other surrounding terrains which places the crater in its namesake age group: the Copernican system, established as the youngest assemblage of rocks on the Moon (Shoemaker and Hackman, 1962, The Moon: London, Academic Press, p.289- 300).

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