L13 - Gassendi

Gassendi is fine example of a floor fractured crater. The fracturing of the floor is believed to be caused by upward pressure of magma below the crater as it takes advantage of the weak spot in the crust. Gassendi is located on the northern edge of Mare Humorum.

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Images © Doug Anderson

This image was taken on 10-Jan-2006 through a 203mm Celestron C-8 Schmidt-Cassegrain reflector with a Canon Digital Rebel XT (350D) camera using eyepiece projection through a 15mm eyepiece.