Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter Camera

Reiner Gamma Swirls


Reiner Gamma is one of the most distinctive and enigmatic features on the Moon. This striking, tadpole-shaped swirl has beguiled scientists for centuries. While its exact origin is still debated, most lunar scientists propose that its origin is somehow related to localized magnetic fields.

Lat: 7.39°
Long: 301°
Camera: NAC
Image Width: 50.0 km
Location in exhibit: Lunar Vistas
Image ID: M1127569280LR

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