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Add Image to Favorite List 2010-01-12 Moon Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO)
Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter Camera (NAC)
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NASA's Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter shows a lobate scarp in the mare basalts of Aitken crater on the lunar farside (arrows).
PIA12940:
Aitken Crater
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Add Image to Favorite List 2009-12-29 Moon Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO)
Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter Camera (NAC)
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Boulders perched atop a wrinkle ridge in Mare Imbrium west of the Montes Teneriffe can be seen in this image taken by NASA's Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter.
PIA12938:
Wrinkle Ridge Near Montes Teneriffe
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Add Image to Favorite List 2009-12-24 Moon Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO)
Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter Camera (NAC)
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A junction between the rims of three craters on the floor of Peary crater near the lunar north pole is evident in this image taken by NASA's Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter.
PIA12937:
Peary Crater: Greetings from the North Pole of the Moon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2009-12-22 Moon Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO)
Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter Camera (NAC)
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Seeing small areas of the Moon at 50 cm per pixel often presents unexpected views, and sometimes it is hard to interpret the geology at first glance, much less what is up and what is down, as evidenced by NASA's Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter.
PIA12936:
Moon or Abstract Expressionism?
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Add Image to Favorite List 2009-12-21 Moon Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO)
Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter Camera (NAC)
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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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Add Image to Favorite List 2009-12-17 Moon Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO)
Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter Camera (NAC)
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A bottleneck at the start of the lunar sinuous rille within Vallis Alpes formed several morphologic features including a lava pond, a breached dam, and an island in the rille in this image captured by NASA's Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter.
PIA12934:
Vallis Alpes
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Add Image to Favorite List 2009-12-16 Moon Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO)
Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter Camera (NAC)
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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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Add Image to Favorite List 2009-12-15 Moon Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO)
Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter Camera (NAC)
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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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Add Image to Favorite List 2009-12-14 Moon Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO)
Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter Camera (NAC)
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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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Add Image to Favorite List 2009-12-04 Moon Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO)
Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter Camera (NAC)
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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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Add Image to Favorite List 2009-11-23 Moon Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO)
Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter Camera (NAC)
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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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Add Image to Favorite List 2009-11-20 Moon Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO)
Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter Camera (NAC)
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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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Add Image to Favorite List 2009-11-17 Moon Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO)
Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter Camera (NAC)
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Most mountains on the Earth are formed as plates collide and the crust buckles. Not so for the Moon, where mountains are formed as a result of impacts as seen by NASA's Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter.
PIA12927:
Mountains of the Moon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2009-11-16 Moon Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO)
Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter Camera (NAC)
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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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Add Image to Favorite List 2009-11-09 Moon Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO)
Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter Camera (NAC)
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NASA's Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter captures high noon at Tranquility Base.
PIA12925:
High Noon at Tranquility Base
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Add Image to Favorite List 2009-11-05 Moon Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO)
Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter Camera (NAC)
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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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Add Image to Favorite List 2009-11-04 Moon Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO)
Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter Camera (NAC)
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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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Add Image to Favorite List 2009-10-30 Moon Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO)
Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter Camera (NAC)
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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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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 2009-10-27 Moon Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO)
Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter Camera (NAC)
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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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Add Image to Favorite List 2009-10-23 Moon Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO)
Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter Camera (NAC)
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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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Add Image to Favorite List 2009-10-21 Moon Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO)
Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter Camera (NAC)
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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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Add Image to Favorite List 2009-10-20 Moon Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO)
Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter Camera (NAC)
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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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Add Image to Favorite List 2009-10-19 Moon Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO)
Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter Camera (NAC)
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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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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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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 2009-10-11 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 2009-10-08 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 2009-10-06 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 2009-10-02 Moon Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO)
Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter Camera (NAC)
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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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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 2009-09-29 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 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 2009-09-24 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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This image of the moon is from NASA's Moon Mineralogy Mapper on the Indian Space Research Organization's Chandrayaan-1 mission. It is a three-color composite of reflected near-infrared radiation from the sun.
PIA12237:
Water Detected at High Latitudes
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Add Image to Favorite List 2009-09-24 Moon 910x521x3
How to Find Water on the Moon
PIA12236:
How to Find Water on the Moon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2009-09-24 Moon Chandrayaan-1
Moon Mineralogy Mapper
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Nearside of the Moon
PIA12235:
Nearside of the Moon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2009-09-24 Moon Chandrayaan-1
Moon Mineralogy Mapper
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Craters and the Tell-Tale Signatures
PIA12234:
Craters and the Tell-Tale Signatures
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Add Image to Favorite List 2009-09-24 Moon Chandrayaan-1
Moon Mineralogy Mapper
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Mapping the Moon, Point by Point
PIA12233:
Mapping the Moon, Point by Point
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Add Image to Favorite List 2009-09-24 Moon Chandrayaan-1
Moon Mineralogy Mapper
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Dispersing Light through the Moon Mineralogy Mapper
PIA12232:
Dispersing Light through the Moon Mineralogy Mapper
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Add Image to Favorite List 2009-09-24 Moon Chandrayaan-1
Moon Mineralogy Mapper
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Colorful Cubes of Light
PIA12230:
Colorful Cubes of Light
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Add Image to Favorite List 2009-09-24 Moon Chandrayaan-1
Moon Mineralogy Mapper
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Mineral Mapping the Moon
PIA12229:
Mineral Mapping the Moon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2009-09-24 Moon Cassini-Huygens
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Cassini's Look at Water on the Moon
PIA12228:
Cassini's Look at Water on the Moon
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Chandrayaan-1
Moon Mineralogy Mapper
VIMS
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Cassini and Chandrayaan-1 Agree
PIA12227:
Cassini and Chandrayaan-1 Agree
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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 2009-09-24 Moon Chandrayaan-1
Moon Mineralogy Mapper
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Rays of Water and Hydroxyl
PIA12225:
Rays of Water and Hydroxyl
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Add Image to Favorite List 2009-09-24 Moon Deep Impact
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Deep Impact Identifies Water on the Lunar Surface
PIA12224:
Deep Impact Identifies Water on the Lunar Surface
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Water Abundance Dependent on Temperature
PIA12223:
Water Abundance Dependent on Temperature
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Water Abundances Change with Time of Day
PIA12222:
Water Abundances Change with Time of Day
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Add Image to Favorite List 2009-09-21 Moon Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO)
Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter Camera (NAC)
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Several sequences were acquired by NASA's Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter looking across the illuminated limb to quantify scattered light.
PIA12907:
Commissioning Sequences Pave the Way
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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 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 2009-09-03 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 2009-09-01 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.
PIA12902:
Uplift, Boulders of Tsiolkovskiy
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Add Image to Favorite List 2009-08-31 Moon Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO)
Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter Camera (NAC)
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This is a view from NASA's Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter of a very young impact crater in Balmer basin. The dark streamers are impact melt splashes thrown out during the crater formation.
PIA12901:
Recent Impact
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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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Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter Camera (NAC)
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NASA's Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter shows a small portion of the rim of Erlanger crater. Much of its floor remains in permanent shadow due to its location near the north pole.
PIA12899:
Eternal Darkness Near the North Pole
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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 2009-08-19 Moon Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO)
Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter Camera (NAC)
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This uncalibrated image from NASA's Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter's shows the Apollo 14 landing site and nearby Cone crater. The trail followed by the astronauts can clearly be discerned.
PIA12897:
Trail of Discovery at Fra Mauro
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Add Image to Favorite List 2009-08-18 Moon Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO)
Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter Camera (NAC)
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NASA's Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter's shows a sinuous rille winding its way across a much larger rille in the heart of the Aristarchus Plateau.
PIA12896:
Rille within a Rille
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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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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 2009-08-03 Moon Chandrayaan-1
Moon Mineralogy Mapper
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NASA's Moon Minerology Mapper, a guest instrument onboard the Indian Space Research Organization's Chandrayaan-1 mission to the moon, looks homeward. Australia is visible in the lower center of the image.
PIA12158:
Moon Mapper Looks Homeward
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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 2009-07-28 Moon Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO)
Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter Camera (NAC)
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NASA's Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter's looks at a terraced wall in Burg Crater.
PIA12892:
Terraced Wall in Bürg Crater
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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 2009-07-21 Moon Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO)
Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter Camera (NAC)
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NASA's Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter's looks at the Moon in 3D. 3D glasses are necessary to view this image.
PIA12890:
The Moon in 3D
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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 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 2009-07-10 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 2009-07-07 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 2009-07-03 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 2009-07-02 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 2009-06-18 Moon Goldstone Deep Space Network (DSN)
Goldstone Solar System Radar
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This composite image depicts the moon's rugged south polar region in two lights. The color image is the highest resolution topography map to date of the moon's south pole.
PIA12077:
Moon's Rugged South Polar Region Composite
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Add Image to Favorite List 2009-05-18 Moon Gravity Recovery and Interior Laboratory (GRAIL)
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The Gravity Recovery and Interior Laboratory (GRAIL) mission utilizes the technique of twin spacecraft flying in formation with a known altitude above the lunar surface and known separation distance to investigate the gravity field of the moon.
PIA12010:
GRAIL's Twin Spacecraft -- Crust to Core (Artist's Concept)
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The Gravity Recovery and Interior Laboratory (GRAIL) mission utilizes the technique of twin spacecraft flying in formation with a known altitude above the lunar surface and known separation distance to investigate the gravity field of the moon.
PIA12009:
GRAIL's Twin Spacecraft fly in Tandem Around the Moon (Artist's Concept)
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Add Image to Favorite List 2008-12-17 Moon Chandrayaan-1
Moon Mineralogy Mapper
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Different wavelengths of light provide new information about the Orientale Basin region of the moon in a composite image taken by NASA's Moon Mineralogy Mapper, a guest instrument aboard the Indian Space Research Organization's Chandrayaan-1 spacecraft.
PIA11727:
NASA's Moon Mineralogy Mapper
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Add Image to Favorite List 2008-03-03 Earth Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
HiRISE
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The High Resolution Imaging Science Experiment (HiRISE) camera would make a great backyard telescope for viewing Mars, and we can also use it at Mars to view other planets. This is an image of Earth and the moon, acquired on October 3, 2007.
PIA10244:
Earth and Moon as Seen from Mars
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Add Image to Favorite List 2007-12-11 Moon Gravity Recovery and Interior Laboratory (GRAIL)
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The Gravity Recovery and Interior Laboratory, or GRAIL, mission will fly twin spacecraft in tandem orbits around the moon to measure its gravity field in unprecedented detail. GRAIL is a part of NASA's Discovery Program.
PIA10130:
New NASA Mission to Reveal Moon's Internal Structure and Evolution (Artist's Concept)
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Add Image to Favorite List 2005-09-13 Moon Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
HiRISE
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This crescent view of Earth's Moon in infrared wavelengths comes from a camera test by NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter spacecraft on its way to Mars. This image was taken by taken by the High Resolution Imaging Science Experiment camera Sept. 8, 2005.
PIA08004:
High-Resolution Mars Camera Test Image of Moon (Infrared)
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Add Image to Favorite List 2005-09-10 Moon Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
HiRISE
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This pair of views shows how little of the full image frame was taken up by the Moon in test images taken Sept. 8, 2005, by the High Resolution Imaging Science Experiment (HiRISE) camera on NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter.
PIA08005:
Full-Frame Reference for Test Photo of Moon
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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 2005-08-22 Earth Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
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 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 2003-05-22 Earth Mars Global Surveyor (MGS)
Mars Orbiter Camera (MOC)
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This is the first image of Earth ever taken from another planet that actually shows our home as a planetary disk. Because Earth and the Moon are closer to the Sun than Mars, they exhibit phases, just as the Moon, Venus, & Mercury do when viewed from Earth
PIA04531:
Earth and Moon as viewed from Mars
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Add Image to Favorite List 2003-04-16 Moon Terra
MISR
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A special maneuver of NASA's Terra spacecraft was performed as it traversed the nightside enabling a 'backward somersault' of the spacecraft, allowing the normally Earth-viewing instruments to look at deep space and the waxing gibbous Moon.
PIA04327:
MISR Views the Moon
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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 2001-05-01 Earth 2001 Mars Odyssey
THEMIS
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2001 Mars Odyssey's Thermal Emission Imaging System (THEMIS) took this portrait of the Earth and its companion Moon, using the infrared camera, one of two cameras in the instrument.
PIA00559:
The Earth and Moon As Seen by 2001 Mars Odyssey's Thermal Emission Imaging System
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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 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 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 2000-11-04 Moon Surveyor 1
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Image of Surveyor 1's shadow against the lunar surface in the late lunar afternoon, with the horizon at the upper right. Surveyor 1, the first of the Surveyor missions to make a successful soft landing, proved the spacecraft design and landing technique
PIA02976:
Surveyor 1 Shadow
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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
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Guericke Crater as seen by Ranger 7
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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
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Moon's North Pole
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Add Image to Favorite List 1999-12-21 Earth Mariner Venus Mercury (Mariner 10)
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Earth and Moon as Viewed by Mariner 10
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Earth and Moon as Viewed by Mariner 10
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Add Image to Favorite List 1999-09-10 Moon Cassini-Huygens
Imaging Science Subsystem - Narrow Angle
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This composite image was made from NASA's Cassini which captured a significant portion of the Moon during a Moon flyby imaging sequence.All three images have been scaled so that the brightness of Crisium basin, the dark circular region in the upper right,
PIA02322:
Triptych of the Moon
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Add Image to Favorite List 1999-09-10 Moon Cassini-Huygens
Imaging Science Subsystem - Narrow Angle
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This narrow angle image taken NASA's Cassini's camera system of the Moon is one of the best of a sequence of narrow angle frames taken as the spacecraft passed by the Moon on the way to its closest approach with Earth on August 17, 1999.
PIA02321:
Single Still Image
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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 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 1999-06-12 Moon DSPSE
Star Tracker
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Clementine Observes the Moon, Solar Corona, and Venus
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Clementine Observes the Moon, Solar Corona, and Venus
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