PIA13820: Approaching Aitken Crater - Vertregt J
Target Name: Moon
Is a satellite of: Earth
Mission: Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO)
Spacecraft: Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO)
Instrument: Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter Camera (NAC)
Product Size: 1400 x 1400 pixels (width x height)
Produced By: Arizona State University
Other Information: More details and images at LROC
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As LRO slewed to obliquely view Aitken crater (17 January Featured Image), the northern edge of Vertregt J was serendipitously captured by the NAC. North to the left, image is about 6 kilometers (3.7 miles) wide.

NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center built and manages the mission for the Exploration Systems Mission Directorate at NASA Headquarters in Washington. The Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter Camera was designed to acquire data for landing site certification and to conduct polar illumination studies and global mapping. Operated by Arizona State University, LROC consists of a pair of narrow-angle cameras (NAC) and a single wide-angle camera (WAC). The mission is expected to return over 70 terabytes of image data.

Image Credit:
NASA/GSFC/Arizona State University

Image Addition Date:
2011-01-19