PIA14028: Boulder Clusters on a Ridge Crest
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: 1000 x 1000 pixels (width x height)
Produced By: Arizona State University
Other Information: More details and images at LROC
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Boulders ~1-6 meters in diameter cluster on a wrinkle ridge crest in Oceanus Procellarum. Image is 600 meters across, LROC NAC M148536582R. This image is located to the east of a previous post that examined the presence of several boulder clusters at the crest of a wrinkle ridge in Oceanus Procellarum.

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LROC WAC monochrome mosaic featuring the wrinkle ridge in the opening image, noted with an asterisk

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:
2011-03-24