Wargo Crater on the Moon
Wargo Crater is an 8.6-mile (13.8 km) diameter impact crater sitting on the northwest edge of the Joule T crater, on the far side of the Moon.
The formation of Wargo crater had a big impact on its surroundings. An asteroid measuring several thousand feet in diameter slammed into the steeply sloping rim of the Joule T crater (24 miles or 38 km in diameter) at hyper-velocity (3 to 12 miles per second) forming a crater over 3,000 feet (914 meters) deep. Massive amounts of instant magma crested the lower eastern rim and spread across the floor of Joule T.
The crater is named in honor of NASA’s former chief exploration scientist, Michael Wargo.
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