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Europa: Pwyll Crater


Recent images of an impact crater name Pwyll have been recovered from Europa, one of Jupiter's planetary satellites now being studied through the Galileo spacecraft. The crater contains a central peak, which is typical for moderate sized impact basins.

The computer-generated topographic image of Pwyll Crater in fig.1 clearly shows the central peak (B), crater ring (C), ejecta (E), and outflow deposits (F) of this impact feature of 26 km. diameter.

[Fig.1: Pwyll Crater on Europa (NASA/JPL Galileo PIA 01175)]


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