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New Images from The LROC Team.
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].
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]
25 Nov 2016
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).
22 Jun 2016
A portion of a new geologic map of the interior of Boguslawsky crater, proposed site of the next Russian mission to the lunar surface [Ivanov et al., 2015].
13 May 2016
View of the Chang'e-3 landing site from the LROC NAC. The region around the lander was brightened from the interaction of rocket exhaust with the regolith. Scene is approximately 240 m across, located at 44.121°N, 340.488°E. NAC image M1147290066R. [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)
28 Oct 2014
LADEE impact site on the eastern rim of Sundman V crater, the spacecraft was heading west when it impacted the surface. The image was created by ratioing two images, one taken before the impact and another after the impact. The bright area shows the impact point and the ejecta (things that have changed between the time of the two images). The ejecta form a V shaped pattern extending to the northwest from the impact point. Ratio constructed with LROC images M1163066820RE and M1101816767RE (NASA/GSFC/Arizona State University).
09 Oct 2014
Sun angle profoundly affects the surface features of the Chang'e 3 landing site. When the Sun is higher in the sky (low incidence angle), the tracks left by the Yutu rover and the bright blast zone around the lander are most visible. But when the Sun is lower in the sky (high incidence angle), the long distinctive shadows cast by the lander are more prominent. Each month when LROC acquired a new image of the landing site, the Sun's position in the sky was different. Images: M1147290066 (17 Feb 2014), M1149645693R (16 Mar 2014), M1152001999R (13 Apr 2014), and M1154358210R (10 May 2014); images are enlarged by a factor of two [NASA/GSFC/Arizona State University].
07 Oct 2014
Slope map overlain on an LROC NAC image of the Chang'e 3 landing site at 44.12°N, 340.49°E in Mare Imbrium. The Chinese spacecraft landed just to the east of the large crater near the center. Slopes range from zero (blue) to above 15° (orange-red); derived from LROC NAC stereo images M1144922100 and M1144950543. The full scene is 3.3 km across [NASA/GSFC/Arizona State University].