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25 Nov 2016
12 Oct 2016
A brand new crater on the Moon! This new 12 meter (39 foot) diameter impact crater formed between 25 October 2012 and 21 April 2013 and was discovered in a temporal ratio image (after/before) created from two Narrow Angle Camera (NAC) images. Scene is 1200 meters wide (before image: M1105837846R, after image: M1121160416R) [NASA/GSFC/Arizona State University].
13 Jul 2016
Optimal traverse located around persistently illuminated points on the rim of
Shackleton crater (SR-1, SR-2, and SR-3) and the connecting ridge between Shackleton and de Gerlache crater (CR-1, CR-2, and CR-3) as well as a permanently shaded crater where water ice is predicted to be stable at the surface (from Speyerer et al., 2016).
18 Mar 2016
Spectacular oblique view (65° slew angle) of a 1400 m diameter crater that formed on the rim of Chaplygin crater. Delicate lacy fingers of ejecta highlight the hummocky and steep topography around this young crater. The very brightest material was excavated from the lower reaches of the crater and was some of the last material to exit the rapidly forming crater, M1196739735LR, 4.079°S, 151.682°E, [NASA/GSFC/Arizona State University].
01 Mar 2016
NW wall of spectacular young impact crater perched on the rim of Chaplygin crater. The dark smooth material (bottom right) is solidified impact melt that originally pooled on the crater floor; the dark, middle and bright tones on the slope wall indicate various proportions of impact melt rock mixed with local regolith (soil). Image width ~700 meters, M1194434063LR, 4.079°S, 151.682°E [NASA/GSFC/Arizona State University].
26 Feb 2016
Floor and eastern wall of Antoniadi crater, image width along wall is 40 km, M1146021973LR [NASA/GSFC/Arizona State University].
04 Jan 2016
NAC mosaic of Mt. Marilyn, a key navigation landmark during the Apollo 11 Moon landing, scene is 30 km wide.
18 Dec 2015
The Earth straddling the limb of the Moon, as seen from above Compton crater. The large tan area in the upper right is the Sahara desert, and just beyond is Saudia Arabia. The Atlantic and Pacific coasts of South America are visible to the left. WAC E1199291151C (Earth only), NAC M1199291564LR (Earth and Moon); sequence start time 12 October 2015 12:18:17.384 UTC [NASA/GSFC/Arizona State University].
02 Dec 2015
Newly discovered Apollo 16 S-IVB stage impact crater, image is 400 m wide, north is up (M183689432L)
27 May 2015
Oblique view of Tycho crater looking from east-to-west. Image was acquired on 2 November 2014 from an altitude of 59 km (M1169552252LR). The central peak rises more than 2000 m (6562 ft) above the crater floor and the far wall exhibits more than 4500 m (14,764 ft) of relief.
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