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Add Image to Favorite List 2005-08-22 Earth Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
Mars Color Imager (MARCI)
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Three days after the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter's Aug. 12, 2005, launch, the spacecraft was pointed toward Earth and the Mars Color Imager camera was powered up to acquire a suite of images of Earth and the Moon.
PIA04160:
Calibration View of Earth and the Moon by Mars Color Imager Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-12-13 Moon Gravity Recovery and Interior Laboratory (GRAIL)
Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO)
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This is the first footage of one orbiting robotic spacecraft taken by another orbiting robotic spacecraft at Earth's moon. 'Flow,' one of two satellites making up NASA's GRAIL mission, captured this video of NASA's LRO as it flew by.
PIA16602:
Spacecraft Observes Another Spacecraft at the Moon Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2009-09-17 Moon Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO)
Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter Camera (NAC)
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NASA's Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter captured this image of the ejecta blanket and rim of Timocharis crater in southeastern Mare Imbrium.
PIA12905:
Lunar South Pole - Out of the Shadows
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Add Image to Favorite List 2009-09-18 Moon Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO)
Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter Camera (NAC)
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NASA's Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter captured this image of the ejecta blanket and rim of Timocharis crater in southeastern Mare Imbrium.
PIA12906:
Milichius A
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Add Image to Favorite List 2011-01-20 Moon Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO)
Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter Camera (NAC)
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Wrinkle Ridges in Aitken Crater
PIA13821:
Wrinkle Ridges in Aitken Crater
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Add Image to Favorite List 1999-09-01 Moon Cassini-Huygens
Imaging Science Subsystem - Wide Angle
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This frame from a movie of the Moon was made from NASA's Cassini wide-angle camera as the spacecraft passed by the Moon on the way to its closest approach with Earth on August 17, 1999
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PIA02324:
Wide Angle Movie Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-12-05 Moon Gravity Recovery and Interior Laboratory (GRAIL)
MoonKAM
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Mare Orientale Flyover
PIA16620:
Mare Orientale Flyover Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2005-09-10 Moon Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
HiRISE
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This crescent view of Earth's Moon in infrared, blue-green, and red wavelengths comes from a camera test by NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter spacecraft on its way to Mars.
PIA08002:
High-Resolution Mars Camera Test Image of Moon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2011-02-05 Moon Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO)
Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter Camera (NAC)
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New View of Apollo 14
PIA14003:
New View of Apollo 14
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Add Image to Favorite List 2010-03-19 Moon Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO)
Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter Camera (NAC)
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Luna 21 lander delivered the Lunokhod 2 rover to the floor of Le Monnier crater in January 1973. This image taken by NASA's Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter also shows the rover's tracks.
PIA12976:
Luna 21 Lander
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Add Image to Favorite List 2010-04-09 Moon Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO)
Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter Camera (NAC)
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Two small black arrows on today's image taken by NASA's Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter show the location of a small graben (28 meters in width) in a pyroclastic mantling deposit in the SW portion of Mare Humorum.
PIA13026:
Graben and Pyroclastics in SW Mare Humorum
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Add Image to Favorite List 2010-06-22 Moon Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO)
Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter Camera (NAC)
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Forked Impact Melt Flows at Farside Crater
PIA13226:
Forked Impact Melt Flows at Farside Crater
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Add Image to Favorite List 2000-11-04 Moon Surveyor 7
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Photomosaic of lunar panorama near the Tycho crater taken by Surveyor 7. The hills on the center horizon are about eight miles away from the spacecraft.
PIA02977:
Photomosaic of Tycho Crater - Surveyor 7
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Add Image to Favorite List 2010-07-08 Moon Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO)
Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter Camera (NAC)
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Apollo 16, Footsteps Under High Sun
PIA13247:
Apollo 16, Footsteps Under High Sun
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Add Image to Favorite List 2010-09-07 Moon Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO)
Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter Camera (NAC)
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Natural Bridge on the Moon
PIA13515:
Natural Bridge on the Moon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2009-08-25 Moon Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO)
Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter Camera (NAC)
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This is a synthetic perspective view looking south from the Apollo 16 landing area, topography is rendered naturally as seen by NASA's Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter.
PIA12900:
First LROC Stereo Results
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Add Image to Favorite List 2000-11-04 Moon Surveyor 5
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Surveyor 5 image of the footpad resting in the lunar soil. The trench at right was formed by the footpad sliding during landing. Surveyor 5 landed on the Moon on 11 September 1967 at 1.41 N, 23.18E in Mare Tranquillitatis.
PIA02978:
Surveyor 5 Footpad Resting on the Lunar Soil
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Add Image to Favorite List 1999-09-01 Moon Cassini-Huygens
Imaging Science Subsystem - Narrow Angle
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This frame from a movie of the Moon was made from NASA's Cassini narrow-angle camera as the spacecraft passed by the Moon on the way to its closest approach with Earth on August 17, 1999
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PIA02323:
Narrow Angle Movie Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2011-02-16 Moon Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO)
Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter Camera (NAC)
Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter Camera (WAC)
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Striated Blocks in Aristarchus Crater
PIA14009:
Striated Blocks in Aristarchus Crater
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Add Image to Favorite List 2011-03-18 Moon Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO)
MESSENGER
Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter Camera (NAC)
MDIS - Wide Angle
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The Moon as seen by MESSENGER
PIA14114:
The Moon as seen by MESSENGER
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Add Image to Favorite List 2000-11-04 Moon Ranger 7
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Guericke Crater as seen by Ranger 7
PIA02974:
Guericke Crater as seen by Ranger 7
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Add Image to Favorite List 2000-11-04 Moon Ranger 7
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Ranger 7 took this image, the first picture of the Moon by aU.S. spacecraft, on 31 July 1964 at 13:09 UT (9:09 AM EDT) about 17 minutes before impacting the lunar surface.
PIA02975:
First Image of the Moon taken by a U.S. Spacecraft
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Add Image to Favorite List 2009-07-17 Moon Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO)
Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter Camera (NAC)
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NASA's Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter's first look at the Apollo landing sites.
PIA12889:
LROC's First Look at the Apollo Landing Sites
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Add Image to Favorite List 2010-03-21 Moon Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO)
Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter Camera (NAC)
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Surveyor 6 casting 18-meter long shadow with Sun just 8° above the horizon. Surveyor 6 Landed 10 November 1967 in Sinus Medii. This image was taken by NASA's Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter.
PIA12978:
Surveyor 6 on the Plains of Sinus Medii
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Add Image to Favorite List 2011-02-08 Moon Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO)
Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter Camera (NAC)
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Sublunarean Void
PIA14004:
Sublunarean Void
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Add Image to Favorite List 2010-04-13 Moon Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO)
Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter Camera (NAC)
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The Apollo 15 Lunar Laser Ranging Retroreflector - A Fundamental Point on the Moon
PIA13037:
The Apollo 15 Lunar Laser Ranging Retroreflector - A Fundamental Point on the Moon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2009-10-28 Moon Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO)
Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter Camera (NAC)
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The Apollo 17 Lunar Module Challenger descent stage comes into focus in this image taken by NASA's Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter.
PIA12920:
Exploring the Apollo 17 Site
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Add Image to Favorite List 2010-03-22 Moon Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO)
Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter Camera (NAC)
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On April 14th 1970, the Apollo 13 Saturn IVB upper stage impacted the Moon North of Mare Cognitum, at -2.55° latitude, -27.88° East longitude. This image was taken by NASA's Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter.
PIA12979:
Rocket Impacts Recorded by the Apollo Seismic Network
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Add Image to Favorite List 1996-01-29 Moon Galileo
Solid-State Imaging
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Moon - Western Hemisphere
PIA00120:
Moon - Western Hemisphere
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Add Image to Favorite List 2009-09-03 Moon Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO)
Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter Camera (NAC)
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Boulders perched on the summit of the central peak of Tsiolkovskiy crater are seen in this image from NASA's Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter.
PIA12903:
First Look: Apollo 12 and Surveyor 3
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Add Image to Favorite List 2009-09-29 Moon Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO)
Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter Camera (NAC)
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One month after its first image of the Apollo 11 landing site was acquired, NASA's Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter passed over the site again providing a new view of the historic site.
PIA12909:
Apollo 11: Second Look
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Add Image to Favorite List 2010-03-21 Moon Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO)
Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter Camera (NAC)
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Surveyor 5 sitting in a 10-meter diameter crater. Surveyor 5 landed on Mare Tranquillitatis in September of 1967. This image was taken by NASA's Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter.
PIA12977:
Surveyor 5: A Hole-in-One
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Add Image to Favorite List 2010-09-14 Moon Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO)
Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter Camera (WAC)
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New Views of Lunar Pits
PIA13518:
New Views of Lunar Pits
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Add Image to Favorite List 2003-05-28 Mars Mars Global Surveyor (MGS)
Mars Orbiter Camera (MOC)
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What does Earth look like when viewed from Mars? At the time, Mars and the orbiting camera were 139 million kilometers (86 million miles) from Earth and almost 1 billion kilometers (nearly 600 million miles) from Jupiter.
PIA04529:
Earth, Moon, and Jupiter, as seen from Mars
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Add Image to Favorite List 2009-09-24 Moon Chandrayaan-1
Moon Mineralogy Mapper
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Data from NASA's Moon Mineralogy Mapper instrument on the Indian Space Research Organization's Chandrayaan-1 spacecraft reveal subtle and previously unknown lunar diversity and features. Animation available at the Photojournal.
PIA12238:
Invisible Colors of the Moon Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2009-09-24 Moon Chandrayaan-1
Moon Mineralogy Mapper
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Water Around a Fresh Crater
PIA12226:
Water Around a Fresh Crater
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Add Image to Favorite List 1996-01-29 Moon Galileo
Solid-State Imaging
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Moon - North Pole
PIA00126:
Moon - North Pole
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Add Image to Favorite List 2002-07-05 Moon Ranger 9
TV Camera
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On March 24, 1965, a nationwide TV audience watched live video from Ranger 9 as it purposefully crashed into the Moon within the crater Alphonsus. Ranger's six cameras sent back more than 5800 video images during the last 18 minutes of its 3-day journey,
PIA03495:
Live from the Moon - Impact! Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2011-02-02 Moon Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO)
Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter Camera (NAC)
Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter Camera (WAC)
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Stratified Ejecta Blocks
PIA14000:
Stratified Ejecta Blocks
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Add Image to Favorite List 1999-12-21 Moon Mariner Venus Mercury (Mariner 10)
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Moon's North Pole
PIA02442:
Moon's North Pole
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Add Image to Favorite List 2010-03-25 Moon Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO)
Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter Camera (NAC)
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Luna 16 was the first robotic mission to land on the Moon on basaltic plains of Mare Fecunditatis and return a sample to the Earth. It was launched by the Soviet Union on 12 September 1970. This image was taken by NASA's Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter.
PIA12984:
Luna 16
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Add Image to Favorite List 2010-07-14 Moon Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO)
Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter Camera (NAC)
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How Common are Mare Pit Craters?
PIA13497:
How Common are Mare Pit Craters?
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Add Image to Favorite List 2010-11-05 Moon Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO)
Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter Camera (NAC)
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Gassendi A
PIA13679:
Gassendi A
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Add Image to Favorite List 1999-05-21 Moon Hubble Space Telescope
Wide Field Planetary Camera 2
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Crater Copernicus
PIA01541:
Crater Copernicus
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Add Image to Favorite List 2010-09-08 Moon Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO)
Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter Camera (WAC)
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Moon seen from the East
PIA13516:
Moon seen from the East
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-12-13 Moon Gravity Recovery and Interior Laboratory (GRAIL)
Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO)
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This image shows the final flight path for NASA's twin Gravity Recovery and Interior Laboratory (GRAIL) mission spacecraft, which will impact the moon on Dec. 17, 2012, around 2:28 p.m. PST.
PIA16492:
Last Flight for GRAIL's Twin Spacecraft Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 1996-02-08 Moon Galileo
Solid-State Imaging
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Far Side of the Moon
PIA00225:
Far Side of the Moon
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Add Image to Favorite List 1996-02-08 Moon Galileo
Solid-State Imaging
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Moon - Western Near Side
PIA00224:
Moon - Western Near Side
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Add Image to Favorite List 2010-09-16 Moon Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO)
Lunar Radiometer
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Diviner Global Composition
PIA13391:
Diviner Global Composition
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Add Image to Favorite List 2010-04-02 Moon Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO)
Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter Camera (NAC)
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Many fractures on the Moon are seen in the floors of ancient, flat-floored highlands craters in this image taken by NASA's Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter.
PIA13008:
Alphonsus Crater Mantled Floor Fracture
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Add Image to Favorite List 2009-07-02 Moon Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO)
Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter Camera (NAC)
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Full resolution detail from one of the first LROC NAC images. At this scale and lighting, impact craters dominate the landscape.
PIA12884:
First LROC Images
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Add Image to Favorite List 2009-07-03 Moon Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO)
Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter Camera (NAC)
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Close-up view of the lunar highlands, northeast of Clavius crater, taken by NASA's Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter.
PIA12885:
Swooping over the Lunar Highlands
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Add Image to Favorite List 2009-07-07 Moon Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO)
Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter Camera (NAC)
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On July 4th the Narrow Angle Camera onboard NASA's Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter scanned its way towards the north pole at an altitude of 187 km, brushing past the crater Rozhdestvenskiy W.
PIA12886:
Scanning Towards the North Pole
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Add Image to Favorite List 2009-07-10 Moon Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO)
Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter Camera (NAC)
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The central peak and fractured floor of Compton crater as imaged by the LROC Narrow Angle Camera onboard NASA's Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter at dusk, image width is ~1720 meters.
PIA12887:
The Fractured Floor of Compton
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Add Image to Favorite List 2009-07-13 Moon Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO)
Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter Camera (WAC)
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Mosaic of a floor-fractured crater, acquired by the Wide Angle Camera onboard NASA's Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter 560 nm filter. Scene is approximately 160 km across.
PIA12888:
Mapping the Moon with the Wide Angle Camera
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Add Image to Favorite List 2009-07-27 Moon Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO)
Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter Camera (NAC)
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NASA's Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter's looks at a mare-highlands boundary in northern Mare Frigoris.
PIA12891:
Relative Timing of Geologic Events in Mare Frigoris
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Add Image to Favorite List 2010-03-17 Moon Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO)
Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter Camera (NAC)
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This image taken by NASA's Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter shows Soviet robotic lander Luna 17 still sitting on Mare Imbrium where it delivered the Lunokhod 1 Rover in November 1970.
PIA12967:
Soviet Union Lunar Rovers
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Add Image to Favorite List 2009-08-03 Moon Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO)
Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter Camera (NAC)
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NASA's Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter's sees bright crater rays and boulders.
PIA12893:
Bright Crater Rays and Boulders
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Add Image to Favorite List 2009-08-04 Moon Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO)
Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter Camera (NAC)
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NASA's Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter's sees hummocks and blocks on the ejecta blanket of Tsiolkovskiy crater.
PIA12894:
Hummocks and Blocks and Craters
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Add Image to Favorite List 2009-08-05 Moon Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO)
Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter Camera (NAC)
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NASA's Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter's showing a string of secondary craters from an impact crater to the north, probably Giordano Bruno.
PIA12895:
Stream of Secondary Craters
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Add Image to Favorite List 2009-08-21 Moon Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO)
Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter Camera (NAC)
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Cracks form in the impact melt sheet on the floor of Necho Crater in this image taken by NASA's Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter.
PIA12898:
Necho Crater
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Add Image to Favorite List 2009-10-06 Moon Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO)
Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter Camera (NAC)
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 NASA's Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter catches the edge of Mare Moscoviense.
PIA12904:
Where Moscoviense meets the Highlands
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Add Image to Favorite List 2009-09-28 Moon Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO)
Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter Camera (NAC)
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The linear rille Rima Ariadaeus is found on the nearside of the Moon, nestled between Mare Tranquillitatis and Mare Vaporum in this image taken by NASA's Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter.
PIA12908:
Rima Ariadaeus - A Linear Rille
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Add Image to Favorite List 2009-09-30 Moon Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO)
Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter Camera (NAC)
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NASA's Surveyor 1 spacecraft sitting silently on Oceanus Procellarum, the first US spacecraft to land on another planet on June 2, 1966 in this image taken by NASA's Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter.
PIA12910:
Surveyor 1 -- America's First Soft Lunar Landing
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Add Image to Favorite List 2009-10-08 Moon Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO)
Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter Camera (NAC)
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This image acquired by NASA's Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter shows a crater (center of image) formed by impact of the Apollo 14 Saturn IVB booster.
PIA12911:
Apollo 14 S-IVB Impact Crater
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Add Image to Favorite List 2009-10-11 Moon Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO)
Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter Camera (NAC)
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This image acquired by NASA's Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter shows a crater (center of image) formed by impact of the Apollo 14 Saturn IVB booster.
PIA12912:
Ejecta Sweeps the Surface
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Add Image to Favorite List 2009-10-13 Moon Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO)
Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter Camera (NAC)
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Distinctive asymmetrical ejecta surrounding a 140 meter diameter crater in the lunar highlands as seen by NASA's Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter. Crater is located on the northeastern rim of the eroded (pre-Nectarian) crater Hommel.
PIA12913:
Asymmetric Ejecta
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Add Image to Favorite List 2009-10-15 Moon Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO)
Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter Camera (NAC)
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NASA's Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter spies many boulder trails are found on the lunar crater walls and basin massifs. Some of the trails are smooth and nearly straight while others are curvy or gouge into the surface.
PIA12914:
Bouncing, Bounding Boulders!
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NASA's Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter takes a look at a fresh crater on the southwest rim of Metius B crater.
PIA12915:
Small Crater on the wall of Metius B
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The same crater, as seen by NASA's Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter, under very different lighting. On the left the Sun was midway to the horizon and on the right the Sun was high, approaching noon.
PIA12916:
Illumination Comparison of a Mare Crater
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High-albedo marks on the lunar surface left by a boulder bouncing down the northeast wall of farside highlands crater Moore F in this image captured by NASA's Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter.
PIA12917:
Bright Boulder Trail
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High-albedo marks on the lunar surface left by a boulder bouncing down the northeast wall of farside highlands crater Moore F in this image captured by NASA's Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter.
PIA12918:
Epigenes A
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Diverse textures on the floor of Saha E which could be the result of impact melt coating boulders and other deposits on the floor of the crater on the lunar farside in this image taken by NASA's Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter.
PIA12919:
The Floor of Saha E
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NASA's Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter captures frozen impact melt flows on the floor of Moore F, a farside highlands crater.
PIA12921:
More Impact Melt!
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New view of the Apollo 12 landing site in Oceanus Procellarum imaged from NASA's Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter mapping orbit.
PIA12922:
Apollo 12 Second Look: Midday on the Ocean of Storms
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Landslide deposits seen on the steep interior slopes of Marius crater taken by NASA's Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter.
PIA12923:
Landslides in Marius Crater
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This image from NASA's Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter shows Vallis Lorca, one of four lobes that make up Aratus CA in western Mare Serenitatis near the Montes Apennius.
PIA12924:
Aratus CA
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This image from NASA's Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter shows dark materials excavated by later small impacts show up clearly on the bright ejecta of a small lunar crater to the west.
PIA12926:
Dark Craters on a Bright Ejecta Blanket
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This image from NASA's Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter shows a view of boulders, on the floor of Rutherfurd crater, about to disappear into the shadows of dusk.
PIA12928:
Central Peak of Rutherfurd
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This image from NASA's Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter shows a view of boulders, on the floor of Rutherfurd crater, about to disappear into the shadows of dusk.
PIA12929:
Cluster of Farside Secondary Craters
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NASA's Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter captures a debris flow extending down the southwest wall of Janssen K crater.
PIA12930:
Debris Flows I
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NASA's Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter captures a northeast-trending wrinkle ridge cuts across the plains of Mare Imbrium.
PIA12931:
Wrinkle Ridges of Northwest Mare Imbrium
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Frozen impact melt flows on the ejecta blanket of the young impact crater Giordano Bruno in this image from NASA's Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter.
PIA12932:
Impact Melt Flows on Giordano Bruno
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Graben are common extensional features on the Moon as well as the other terrestrial planets and icy satellites. This graben formed within a larger graben as captured by NASA's Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter.
PIA12933:
Pull Apart -- Grabens
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A subset of NAC Image M112162602L showing landslides (bottom) covering impact melt on the floor (top) of a fresh Copernican-age crater at the edge of Oceanus Procellarum and west of Balboa crater taken by NASA's Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter.
PIA12935:
Fresh Copernican Crater
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This image taken by NASA's Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter shows the slopes of the Vallis Schröteri, 'Cobra Head' are boulder-rich and display albedo variations -- bright to dark.
PIA12942:
Aristarchus Plateau (1): Amazing Geologic Diversity
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NASA's Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter shows boulders and impact melt line the floor of the 85-km crater Tycho, a potential site for future human exploration.
PIA12941:
The Floor of Tycho
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Part of the vast pyroclastic deposit located on the Aristarchus plateau is visible in this image taken by NASA's Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter.
PIA12944:
Aristarchus Plateau (2): Pyroclastic Deposit
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NASA's Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter looks near the northeast edge of the unusually large melt pond adjacent to the lunar far side crater King.
PIA12945:
King Crater's Unusual Melt Pond
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Montes Pyrenaeus meets Mare Nectaris in this image taken by NASA's Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter.
PIA12946:
Montes Pyrenaeus meets Mare Nectaris
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This image taken by NASA's Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter shows the spectacularly preserved viscous flow on the NE rim of Byrgius A crater.
PIA12949:
Out of the Shadows: Impact Melt Flow at Byrgius A Crater
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This image taken NASA's Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter is a high-resolution view of part of the floor of Riccioli Crater. The view is centered on the boundary between a spur of the crater's central peak materials and volcanic lava flow deposits.
PIA12950:
Riccioli Crater: Cracked, Melted, and Draped
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This image taken NASA's Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter shows the wall of crater Van de Graaff C, where brighter material is exposed by more active processes associated with steeper slopes, recent small craters, and even individual rolling boulders.
PIA12952:
Crater Wall in Van de Graaff
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The Marius Hills pit is a possible skylight in a lava tube in an ancient volcanic region of the Moon called the Marius Hills. This image was taken by NASA's Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter.
PIA12954:
Marius Hills Pit -- Lava Tube Skylight?
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This NASA Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter shows boulders on a wrinkle ridge in Mare Crisium.
PIA12958:
Crisium's Constellation Region of Interest
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On February 21, 1972, Luna 20 soft landed in the rugged highlands between Mare Fecunditatis and Mare Crisium. The Luna 20 descent stage still sits silently on the Moon, clearly visible in this image taken by NASA's Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter.
PIA12960:
Soviet Union Lunar Sample Return Missions
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This high resolution image taken by NASA's Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter shows the floor of the Apollo Basin, a large (538 km diameter) double-ringed impact crater in the southern hemisphere of the far side.
PIA13002:
Apollo Basin: Mare in a Sea of Highlands
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This NASA Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO) image is of the summit crater of Hortensius Dome Phi. Summit craters of all the Hortensius Domes show no raised rims and are not circular, indicating they are analogous to volcanic calderas.
PIA13006:
Hortensius Dome Phi
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The unusual shapes of craters at the Flamsteed Constellation region of interest provide information about the thickness of the lunar regolith in this region in this image taken by NASA's Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter.
PIA13023:
Each Crater Tells a Story
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A sinuous rille created by a lava flow snakes around the base of a massif in the Prinz-Harbinger region on the Moon in this image taken by NASA's Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter.
PIA13039:
Rimae Prinz Region - Constellation Region of Interest
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