Author Topic: Monday 26th March 2012 - Boulder tracks in Tsiolkovsky crater  (Read 3755 times)

Geoff

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We haven’t featured boulder tracks for a while so we show some tracks found by user kodemunkey in Tsiolkovsky crater on the far side on the Moon, first posted in the Boulder Tracks thread in October 2011. These tracks are from the central region of Tsiolkovsky crater, in the orange oval in this image:


from: LROC WMS Image Map tool


Strip: M139063316RE




Tsiolkovsky Crater
Wonderful image of Tsiolkovsky Crater from NASA

Apollo 15 Tsiolkovsky Crater
Tsiolkovsky Crater from the Apollo 15 CMS

Central Peak/Mare Boundary
LROC article about the central peak of Tsiolkovsky showing boulder tracks.


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Re: Monday 26th March 2012 - Boulder tracks in Tsiolkovsky crater
« Reply #1 on: March 26, 2012, 02:38:42 pm »
Those are some odd looking tracks, did they slide down?

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Re: Monday 26th March 2012 - Boulder tracks in Tsiolkovsky crater
« Reply #2 on: March 28, 2012, 09:43:31 pm »
Do I see an expolded boulder in the second picture?

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Re: Monday 26th March 2012 - Boulder tracks in Tsiolkovsky crater
« Reply #3 on: March 29, 2012, 08:16:47 am »
One of the boulders in the centre of the second picture looks like it was in the path of the boulder at the bottom and has had bits knocked off.
At the top left there may be a boulder that has broken up.

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Re: Monday 26th March 2012 - Boulder tracks in Tsiolkovsky crater
« Reply #4 on: March 29, 2012, 09:17:36 am »
it's the one in the centre I was looking at - maybe a collision then.