Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter Camera

Ingenii Swirls

Description:

Lunar swirls are among the most beautiful and bizarre features on the Moon. These bright, sinuous patterns seem to be painted across the flat mare terrain, and up and over the 800 meter tall Thomson peaks. Some scientists believe that swirls may be the result local magnetic fields protecting the surface from radiation induced weathering of the lunar soil.

Lat: -33.665°
Long: 163.454°
Camera: NAC
Image Width: 50.0 km
Location in exhibit: Lunar Vistas
Image ID: M191830503LR

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