This image shows a very large impact crater on Callisto.
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Very Large Impact Crater
Many examples of the differing types of surface are shown in this image. In the foreground is a huge impact crater, which extends for almost an entire hemisphere on the surface. This crater may be compared with that of Mimas. They both show evidence of large imacts which were almost enough to break the moon apart.
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