POV-Ray : Newsgroups : povray.binaries.images : Luna, Moon... desert satellite : Re: Luna, Moon... desert satellite Server Time
7 Dec 2021 03:17:52 EST (-0500)
  Re: Luna, Moon... desert satellite  
From: Cousin Ricky
Date: 15 Sep 2021 20:48:49
Message: <61429471$1@news.povray.org>
On 2021-09-15 6:22 PM (-4), Samuel B. wrote:
> "A" points to three features I suspect might have been produced by asteroids
> scraping the surface. Notice how they seem to have occurred on the sides or
> upper portions of a (really large) sloping hill? To me that indicates they were
> perhaps caused by asteroids hitting the moon at glancing angles... But I can
> definitely see how they could have been caused by collapsed lava tubes.

I'm guessing rills; if not that, collapsed lava tubes.  It's not
intuitive, but as far as I know, impact craters are always circular,
regardless of impact angle.  If anything, a glancing impact might create
a series of craters, rather than a linear gouge.

Post a reply to this message

Copyright 2003-2021 Persistence of Vision Raytracer Pty. Ltd.