The Moon's South Pole

  • Released Friday, May 10th, 2019
  • Updated Thursday, September 15th, 2022 at 12:00AM
  • ID: 40372


This is a collection of the media resources available on the Scientific Visualization Studio website related to the south pole of the Moon, an area of special interest for future exploration. It has been studied intensively by every instrument aboard Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO). It includes cold, permanently shadowed craters that have collected water and other volatiles and shielded them from the Sun. Its rugged terrain also offers temperate high spots with persistent sunshine ideal for continuous solar power generation. More information and media are available at


Permanent Shadows



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