mercoledì 18 giugno 2014

Kepler region

Kepler dome (termed Kepler 1)

By Mike Wirths

by Paolo Lazzarotti

Diameter [km]
Heigth [m]
Kepler 1
13.9 ± 0.5
170 ± 20  
1.4 ± 0.1

Kepler 1, with its moderate slope of 1.4° ± 0.1°, diameter of 13.9 km ± 0.5 km, lies in an area of relatively thin lavas fails to completely cover hummocky Imbrian basin ejecta. It is a degraded dome with several craterlets on its summit. The rheologic model indicates a moderate lava viscosity and belongs to class C2 domes like some domes in Mare Tranquillitatis, such as Cauchy τ and ω. The rheologic modelling results indicate that the dome was produced by magmas ascending at low speed from magma reservoirs located at great depth below the lunar crust.