Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter Camera

Giordano Bruno Oblique View

Description:

Astronaut’s eye view obtained by rolling the LR) spacecraft 50 degrees to the side providing a more natural perspective. In this view, the height of the razor sharp edge rim above the crater floor can be fully appreciated. The rugged nature and rolling topography of the crater floor is also more striking in this oblique image. In the background note at the bottom of the wall an intriguing “whorl” in the impact melt pond – it formed as debris slid into the melt and caused the viscous puddle to flow in a circular motion.

Lat: 35.95°
Long: 102.92°
Camera: NAC
Image Width: 30.0 km
Location in exhibit: A Spectacular Crater
Image ID: M1138162093LR

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