A mechanism for the production of crater rays

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E-mail: shuvalov@idg.chph.ras.ru

Abstract

Abstract– A mechanism for the production of crater rays is proposed that is based on the interaction of impact-induced shock waves with existing (old) craters. Numerical simulations are used to test this idea, and to study the influence of inherited craters’ size and location on the rays’ parameters. The results of the simulations show that crater rays (at least, some of them) could be produced through this mechanism.

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