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29 Aug 2017
Earth as seen from the Moon during the total eclipse on 21 August 2017. The shadow of the Moon is centered over Hopkinsville, Kentucky (18:25:30.386 UTC or 1:25:30 pm Central Daylight Time in Kentucky; E1257979198R, NASA/GSFC/Arizona State University).
26 May 2017
The first wild back-and-forth line (line # 22,616) records the moment (October 13, 2014 at 21:18:48.404 UTC) the left NAC radiator was struck by a meteoroid (image M1167874395L). [NASA/GSFC/Arizona State University]
27 Apr 2017
Magnificent oblique view of the eastern side of Tycho's central peak acquired when the Sun was relatively high above the horizon. From the viewpoint of LROC the Sun was behind and a bit to the north, so shadows are mostly hidden, thus subtle changes in surface brightness dominate the scene. Image width ~8 km, north is to the right, M1167178525LR [NASA/GSFC/Arizona State University].
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.
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