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zuddin

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change in landscape
« on: July 21, 2013, 09:27:55 pm »
Hi, i was surveing through the craters i came across 2 apparently different landscapes on the moon, similar to a hard-soiled ground and soft-soiled ground to the right and left respectively. Can you explai this phenomena? i have attached an image below.


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Re: change in landscape
« Reply #1 on: July 22, 2013, 08:48:58 pm »
Ho there zuddin and welcome to Moon Zoo! Good question. If you can provide coordinates for your image I can look at the area in a wider view to get some context. It could be a mix of level and sloping terrains where one remains fairly "clean" and the other has signs of shifting regolith and rocks.

zuddin

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Re: change in landscape
« Reply #2 on: July 23, 2013, 07:27:27 am »
hey jules

here it is.
thank you for your quick response
ID: AMZ1003x4k
Latitude: -3.35571°
Longitude: 336.577°
Sun Angle: -88.50°
Scale: 0.49 meters / pixel

Geoff

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Re: change in landscape
« Reply #3 on: July 23, 2013, 08:06:29 am »
Hi zuddin

Here's the image and link:


AMZ1003x4k

Your image is from inside the crater in the centre of this thumbnail:



This probably explains the differences in landscape as the ground will be sloping up to the crater wall in one direction.

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Re: change in landscape
« Reply #4 on: July 23, 2013, 10:30:11 am »
Thank you Jules and Geoff. Great learning from you both.

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Re: change in landscape
« Reply #5 on: July 23, 2013, 09:43:37 pm »
Nice one Geoff - I think that's nailed it!