Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter Camera

Lunar Pits – King Crater


Many pits are found in high resolution LROC images, but none more extraordinary than one discovered in King crater. What appears to be two closely space pits is actually one pit spanned by a natural bridge. A resistant portion of the roof remained when the surrounding rock collapsed. If you look closely at the enlargement you can see light that passed under the bridge shining on the pit floor (left side of bridge).

Lat: 6.241°
Long: 119.735°
Camera: NAC
Image Width: 0.5 km
Location in exhibit: Major Discoveries
Image ID: M113168034R

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