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New Images from The LROC Team.
05 Jul 2018
Overhead view of South Ray crater, the most prominent feature at the Apollo 16 Descartes landing site in the central lunar highlands. Astronaut John Young landed Lunar Module
Orion north of the crater on 21 April 1972 (UTC). Image is a little less than one kilometer wide and is centered at 9.1493°S, 15.3827°E. Image number M1149402618LR [NASA/GSFC/Arizona State University].
08 Jun 2018
By lunar standards South Massif is a relatively modest mountain, but with a rich history (geologic and exploration). The massif is about 7000 meters across at the base and 2300 meters tall; M1266925685LR, incidence angle 33°, slew angle 65°, phase angle 104° [NASA/GSFC/Arizona State University].
24 Apr 2018
Taurus-Littrow valley, geologic exploration target for Apollo 17 and the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter Camera study team led by Dr. Prasun Mahanti. Center latitude 20.15°N, center longitude 30.98°E, image 18 km wide, image M1182232465LR [NASA/GSFC/Arizona State University].
19 Apr 2018
The Orientale Basin, about 950 kilometers wide, is the striking multi-ringed impact feature at lower right. New research suggests that the impact event that formed Orientale may have emplaced light plains deposits - visible here in green - over a large portion of the lunar surface. Image width: 3475 kilometers (the width of the Moon) [NASA/GSFC/Arizona State University]
18 Jul 2017
Twenty new shapefiles created by the LROC Team are now
available! A few of the shapefiles shown here include mare age units, footprints of digital terrain models (DTMs), and the locations of small geologic features such as irregular mare patches (IMPs) and lobate scarps [NASA/GSFC/Arizona State University].
25 Nov 2016
08 Jun 2016
Apollo 11 photograph of boot-print in the lunar regolith (cropped version of AS11-40-5878).
04 Jan 2016
NAC mosaic of Mt. Marilyn, a key navigation landmark during the Apollo 11 Moon landing, scene is 30 km wide.
21 Jul 2014
A house-sized boulder (more than 30 m in diameter) left a clear impression (arrow) in the lunar surface. This boulder was thrown a relatively short distance (500 m) to the east of a young 1.6-km crater (rim crest to the left); LROC NAC M182995612 [NASA/GSFC/Arizona State University].
20 Jun 2014
Traverse plots of the first two Apollo 15 EVAs, on which astronauts Scott and Irwin ventured to the lower slopes of Mons Hadley Delta (center left); numbers indicate elevations above the landing site (LM) (oblique LROC NAC M1123519889; north is to the right). For scale, the dogleg distance the astronauts travelled from the LM to Elbow crater along the edge of Hadley Rille (EVA 1) is ~4.5 km [NASA/GSFC/Arizona State University].