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13 Feb 2018
The Moon continues to surprise us with its beauty! When did this magnificent crater form? From its pristine state it looks as if it could have formed yesterday, however erosion proceeds slowly on the Moon. NAC M1265532953LR, scene is ~11 km wide [NASA/GSFC/Arizona State University.]
19 Nov 2017
The largest mountains on the Moon rival those of the Earth. Here Zeeman mons (informal name) rises more than 7,570 m (24,500 ft, 73.39°S, 213.31°E) above the floor of Zeeman crater, and the flank of
Zeeman Y is just visible on the right side of the image. View looking to the west from an altitude of 33 km (21 miles); image M1224507290LR. [NASA/GSFC/Arizona State University]
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).
05 Jun 2017
Compton-Belkovich Volcanic Complex central caldera complex was first discovered in LROC images (61.20° N, 100.27° E; WAC mosaic with NAC image M103852760R in the center). Variations in the reflectance values were used to estimate the silica content of these enigmatic rocks. Scene is about 50 km across, north is up [NASA/GSFC/Arizona State University].
22 Aug 2016
LRO and LROC will continue to explore the Moon during the mission's third extended mission to understand fundamental processes that shape our Solar System.
12 Oct 2014
One of many newly-discovered young volcanic deposits on the Moon (
4.330°N, 33.750°E), this example is near the crater Maskelyne. The direction of sunlight is from the right and north is up, NAC M1123370138R [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].
18 Jun 2014
An oblique view, looking east-to-west over the Apennine Mountains towards Hadley Rille (upper left) (LROC NAC M1123519889, north is to the right). A long shadow is cast by mighty Mt. Hadley (center right). Nestled between the Apennines and Hadley Rille lies Hadley Base, the landing site of Apollo 15. For scale, the v-shaped trough of Hadley Rille is roughly 1 km wide [NASA/GSFC/Arizona State University].
15 May 2014