Tycho Crater

Tycho Crater is an impact crater found the southern highlands of the Moon. It is named after Danish astronomer Tycho Brahe. It is well-known because of its relative youth. Materials ejected during the impact event are still visible as bright streaks. The crater is 85 km in diameter.
The crater is estimated to have formed 108 million years ago. Since it is relatively new, it is of great scientific interest. It is well-preserved and can play a significant role in the understanding of mechanics on how an impact crater is formed.


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