Pythagoras - Moon: North West Region
VTM E1 | Rukl-2
Pythagoras (130 km) is a large prominent crater sitting on the North Western rim of the Moon. It is fitting that the central mountains look like two triangles! You can see the shadow of the central peaks projected onto the Western rim. There are actually three central peaks, with the tallest pair rising over 3 km above the surrounding floor. The topography of the complex crater wall is clear, and contributes to the "triangular shadow" of the central peaks. The crater is also very deep, at an estimated 5 km. The lack of internal impact craters suggest that it is a relatively "young" crater. Pythagoras resembles Copernicus.

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