Tycho's Central Peak

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Tycho crater's central peak complex casts a long, dark shadow near local sunrise in this spectacular lunar-scape. The dramatic oblique view was recorded by the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter. The rugged complex is about 15 kilometres wide, formed in uplift by the giant impact that created the well-known ray crater 100 million years ago. The summit of its central peak reaches 2 kilometres above the Tycho crater floor.

Print is available in 36" x 16" (91 x 41 cm) and a giant 78" x 36" (198 x 91 cm), and is printed on premium photo grade paper. Dimensions are approximate.