PIA00002: North Pole Region of the Moon as Seen by Clementine
Target Name: Moon
Is a satellite of: Earth
Mission: DSPSE
Spacecraft: Clementine 1
Instrument: Ultraviolet/Visible Camera
Product Size: 7738 x 7730 pixels (width x height)
Produced By: U.S. Geological Survey
Addition Date: 1996-06-03
Primary Data Set: Clementine EDRs
Full-Res TIFF: PIA00002.tif (37.43 MB)
Full-Res JPEG: PIA00002.jpg (5.483 MB)

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Original Caption Released with Image:

Lunar mosaic of ~1500 Clementine images of the north polar region of the moon. The projection is orthographic centered on the north pole. The polar regions of the moon are of special interest because of the postulated occurrence of ice in permanently shadowed areas. The north pole of the moon is absent of the very rugged terrain seen at the south pole.

Image Credit:
NASA/JPL/USGS

Image Addition Date:
1996-06-03