Planets and Moons  ID: 10447

Flyover of the First Images from the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter Camera

A starkly beautiful region a few kilometers east of Hell E crater, which is located on the floor of the ancient Imbrian-aged Deslandres impact structure in the lunar highlands south of Mare Nubium. Numerous small, secondary craters can be identified, including several small crater chains. Also identifiable are distinctive lineations made readily apparent by the extreme lighting, representing ejecta from a nearby impact. The NAC image shown here has not been calibrated and the pixel values were stretched to enhance contrast. Image width is 3.5 km x 70 km; north is down.

For More Information

http://wms.lroc.asu.edu/lroc_browse/view/nacl000000fd

http://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/LRO/multimedia/lroimages/lroc_20090702_a.html


Credits

Andrew Freeberg (NASA/GSFC): Lead Animator
Andrew Freeberg (NASA/GSFC): Video Editor
Andrew Freeberg (NASA/GSFC): Producer
Mark Robinson (Arizona State University): Scientist
Richard Vondrak (NASA/GSFC): Scientist
Please give credit for this item to:
NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center/Arizona State University

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Mission:
LRO (Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter)

Data Used:
LRO/LROC
Tue Jun 30 15:28:04 UTC 2009
Note: While we identify the data sets used in these visualizations, we do not store any further details nor the data sets themselves on our site.

Keywords:
SVS >> HDTV
SVS >> Lunar
SVS >> Moon
SVS >> Edited Feature
SVS >> LRO
SVS >> Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter
SVS >> LROC
NASA Science >> Planets and Moons