Friday, April 30. 2010
Tsiolkovskiy Crater is 185 km (115 miles) wide and is located on the far side of the Moon. It is named after Russian scientist and visionary space pioneer Konstantin Tsiolkovskiy. The crater has a complex central peak, a smooth lava-flooded floor, a lunar lobate scarp located on the ejecta blanket near the crater rim, and several other interesting geomorphological landforms and features that make Tsiolkovskiy an exciting destination for future human lunar exploration.
For more information on LROC's observation campaign for the
Constellation program regions of interest read this
Lunar and Planetary Science Conference abstract, and visit the LRO Science Targeting Meeting website (look for the baseball card summary sheets for each site: part 1,
Read more about Tsiolkovskiy at ASU's Apollo Digital Image of the Week.
Explore the Tsiolkovskiy Constellation region of interest for yourself!