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Add Image to Favorite List 1996-06-03 Moon DSPSE
Ultraviolet/Visible Camera
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This orthographic projection is centered on the south polar region of the moon as seen by NASA's Clementine spacecraft. The Schrodinger Basin is located in the lower right of the mosaic.
PIA00001:
South Pole Region of the Moon as Seen by Clementine
Full Resolution:     TIFF (32.98 MB)     JPEG (6.572 MB)     PNG (26.32 MB)
Add Image to Favorite List 1996-01-29 Moon Galileo
Solid-State Imaging
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Moon - North Pole
PIA00126:
Moon - North Pole
Full Resolution:     TIFF (303.1 kB)     JPEG (96.51 kB)
Add Image to Favorite List 1996-01-29 Moon Galileo
Solid-State Imaging
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Moon - False Color Mosaic
PIA00132:
Moon - False Color Mosaic
Full Resolution:     TIFF (1.575 MB)     JPEG (168.1 kB)
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 1996-02-08 Moon Galileo
Near Infrared Mapping Spectrometer
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Moon As Seen By NIMS
PIA00231:
Moon As Seen By NIMS
Full Resolution:     TIFF (3.323 MB)     JPEG (222.8 kB)
Add Image to Favorite List 1998-06-04 Moon DSPSE
Ultraviolet/Visible Camera
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Nearside of Earth's Moon as Seen by the Clementine Spacecraft
PIA00302:
Nearside of Earth's Moon as Seen by the Clementine Spacecraft
Full Resolution:     TIFF (1.905 MB)     JPEG (265.4 kB)
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
Full Resolution:     TIFF (664 kB)     JPEG (100.7 kB)
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 1999-09-10 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
Full Resolution:     TIFF (1.407 MB)     JPEG (189.1 kB)
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
Full Resolution:     TIFF (449.8 kB)     JPEG (101 kB)
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 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 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
Full Resolution:     TIFF (20.23 MB)     JPEG (167.9 kB)
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
Full Resolution:     TIFF (1.204 MB)     JPEG (65.59 kB)
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.
PIA12009:
GRAIL's Twin Spacecraft fly in Tandem Around the Moon (Artist's Concept)
Full Resolution:     TIFF (72 MB)     JPEG (1.186 MB)
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
Full Resolution:     TIFF (45.55 MB)     JPEG (1.896 MB)
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)
Full Resolution:     TIFF (180 MB)     JPEG (2.615 MB)
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
Full Resolution:     TIFF (182.1 kB)     JPEG (6.301 kB)
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)
Full Resolution:     TIFF (1.059 MB)     JPEG (16.63 kB)
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
Full Resolution:     TIFF (4.304 MB)     JPEG (573.7 kB)
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 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
Full Resolution:     TIFF (220.4 kB)     JPEG (54.29 kB)
Add Image to Favorite List 1996-06-03 Moon DSPSE
Ultraviolet/Visible Camera
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Lunar mosaic of ~1500 NASA Clementine images of the north polar region of the moon.
PIA00002:
North Pole Region of the Moon as Seen by Clementine
Full Resolution:     TIFF (37.43 MB)     JPEG (5.483 MB)
Add Image to Favorite List 1996-01-29 Moon Galileo
Solid-State Imaging
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These pictures of the Moon were taken by NASA's Galileo spacecraft at (right photo) Dec.8, 1990 from a distance of almost 220,000 miles, and at (left photo) Dec. 9, 1990 at a range of more than 350,000 miles.
PIA00077:
Moon - 2 Views of Orientale Basin
Full Resolution:     TIFF (882.2 kB)     JPEG (133.4 kB)
Add Image to Favorite List 1998-06-03 Moon DSPSE
Ultraviolet/Visible Camera
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The Aristarchus region is one of the most diverse and interesting areas on the Moon. About 500 images from NASA's Clementine spacecraft were processed and combined into a multispectral mosaic of this region.
PIA00090:
Multispectral Mosaic of the Aristarchus Crater and Plateau
Full Resolution:     TIFF (45.47 MB)     JPEG (1.293 MB)
Add Image to Favorite List 1998-06-03 Moon Lunar Orbiter
610 Millimeter Lunar Orbiter Camera
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Limb of Copernicus Impact Crater
PIA00094:
Limb of Copernicus Impact Crater
Full Resolution:     TIFF (1.449 MB)     JPEG (361.9 kB)
Add Image to Favorite List 1996-02-02 Moon Galileo
Solid-State Imaging
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Moon Color Composite
PIA00113:
Moon Color Composite
Full Resolution:     TIFF (1.786 MB)     JPEG (76.81 kB)
Add Image to Favorite List 1996-01-29 Moon Galileo
Solid-State Imaging
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Moon - Western Hemisphere
PIA00120:
Moon - Western Hemisphere
Full Resolution:     TIFF (301.2 kB)     JPEG (134.9 kB)
Add Image to Favorite List 1996-02-05 Moon Galileo
Solid-State Imaging
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Moon - 18 Image Mosaic
PIA00128:
Moon - 18 Image Mosaic
Full Resolution:     TIFF (4.805 MB)     JPEG (1.171 MB)
Add Image to Favorite List 1996-01-29 Moon Galileo
Solid-State Imaging
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Moon - False Color Mosaic
PIA00129:
Moon - False Color Mosaic
Full Resolution:     TIFF (1.498 MB)     JPEG (100.6 kB)
Add Image to Favorite List 1996-02-05 Moon Galileo
Solid-State Imaging
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Moon - North Pole Mosaic
PIA00130:
Moon - North Pole Mosaic
Full Resolution:     TIFF (4.431 MB)     JPEG (795.9 kB)
Add Image to Favorite List 1996-02-05 Moon Galileo
Solid-State Imaging
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Moon - False Color Mosaic
PIA00131:
Moon - False Color Mosaic
Full Resolution:     TIFF (16.68 MB)     JPEG (1.131 MB)
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
Full Resolution:     TIFF (255.4 kB)     JPEG (47.45 kB)
Add Image to Favorite List 1998-06-04 Moon DSPSE
Ultraviolet/Visible Camera
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East Limb View of Earth's Moon as Seen by the Clementine Spacecraft
PIA00303:
East Limb View of Earth's Moon as Seen by the Clementine Spacecraft
Full Resolution:     TIFF (2.029 MB)     JPEG (303.8 kB)
Add Image to Favorite List 1998-06-04 Moon DSPSE
Ultraviolet/Visible Camera
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Farside View of Earth's Moon as Seen by the Clementine Spacecraft
PIA00304:
Farside View of Earth's Moon as Seen by the Clementine Spacecraft
Full Resolution:     TIFF (1.976 MB)     JPEG (318.8 kB)
Add Image to Favorite List 1998-06-04 Moon DSPSE
Ultraviolet/Visible Camera
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West Limb View of Earth's Moon as Seen by the Clementine Spacecraft
PIA00305:
West Limb View of Earth's Moon as Seen by the Clementine Spacecraft
Full Resolution:     TIFF (2.016 MB)     JPEG (291.8 kB)
Add Image to Favorite List 1998-06-08 Moon Galileo
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Moon - North Polar Mosaic, Color
PIA00404:
Moon - North Polar Mosaic, Color
Full Resolution:     TIFF (13.03 MB)     JPEG (713.7 kB)
Add Image to Favorite List 1999-06-12 Moon DSPSE
Star Tracker
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Clementine Observes the Moon, Solar Corona, and Venus
PIA00434:
Clementine Observes the Moon, Solar Corona, and Venus
Full Resolution:     TIFF (573.3 kB)     JPEG (74.17 kB)
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
Full Resolution:     TIFF (3.436 MB)     JPEG (43.77 kB)
Add Image to Favorite List 1998-06-08 Moon Galileo
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NASA's Galileo spacecraft took this image of Earth's moon on December 7, 1992 on its way to explore the Jupiter system in 1995-97. The distinct bright ray crater at the bottom of the image is the Tycho impact basin.
PIA00405:
Earth's Moon
Full Resolution:     TIFF (8.683 MB)     JPEG (403.3 kB)
Add Image to Favorite List 2009-09-24 Moon Deep Impact
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Water Abundances Change with Time of Day
PIA12222:
Water Abundances Change with Time of Day
Full Resolution:     TIFF (2.253 MB)     JPEG (86.12 kB)
Add Image to Favorite List 2009-09-24 Moon Deep Impact
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Water Abundance Dependent on Temperature
PIA12223:
Water Abundance Dependent on Temperature
Full Resolution:     TIFF (2.253 MB)     JPEG (61.51 kB)
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
Full Resolution:     TIFF (1.487 MB)     JPEG (60.06 kB)
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
Full Resolution:     TIFF (2.952 MB)     JPEG (133.4 kB)
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
Full Resolution:     TIFF (738.1 kB)     JPEG (47.87 kB)
Add Image to Favorite List 2009-09-24 Moon Cassini-Huygens
Chandrayaan-1
Moon Mineralogy Mapper
VIMS
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Cassini and Chandrayaan-1 Agree
PIA12227:
Cassini and Chandrayaan-1 Agree
Full Resolution:     TIFF (4.747 MB)     JPEG (159.6 kB)
Add Image to Favorite List 2009-09-24 Moon Cassini-Huygens
VIMS
ISS
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Cassini's Look at Water on the Moon
PIA12228:
Cassini's Look at Water on the Moon
Full Resolution:     TIFF (2.707 MB)     JPEG (73.38 kB)
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
Full Resolution:     TIFF (1.444 MB)     JPEG (59.63 kB)
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
Full Resolution:     TIFF (1.507 MB)     JPEG (101.1 kB)
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
Full Resolution:     TIFF (1.442 MB)     JPEG (77.51 kB)
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
Full Resolution:     TIFF (9.843 MB)     JPEG (252.4 kB)
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
Full Resolution:     TIFF (8.411 MB)     JPEG (250.2 kB)
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
Full Resolution:     TIFF (1.424 MB)     JPEG (67.3 kB)
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
Full Resolution:     TIFF (11.42 MB)     JPEG (559.2 kB)
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
Full Resolution:     TIFF (1.442 MB)     JPEG (72.78 kB)
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
Full Resolution:     TIFF (733.1 kB)     JPEG (19.21 kB)
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
Full Resolution:     TIFF (1.001 MB)     JPEG (160.3 kB)
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
Full Resolution:     TIFF (1.001 MB)     JPEG (192.9 kB)
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
Full Resolution:     TIFF (1.001 MB)     JPEG (128.2 kB)
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
Full Resolution:     TIFF (1.001 MB)     JPEG (146.3 kB)
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
Full Resolution:     TIFF (1.001 MB)     JPEG (147.6 kB)
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
Full Resolution:     TIFF (554.9 kB)     JPEG (40.3 kB)
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
Full Resolution:     TIFF (1.001 MB)     JPEG (104.6 kB)
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
Full Resolution:     TIFF (2.253 MB)     JPEG (213.6 kB)
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
Full Resolution:     TIFF (1.001 MB)     JPEG (139.3 kB)
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
Full Resolution:     TIFF (1.001 MB)     JPEG (109.6 kB)
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
Full Resolution:     TIFF (1.001 MB)     JPEG (170.8 kB)
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
Full Resolution:     TIFF (1.001 MB)     JPEG (181.3 kB)
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
Full Resolution:     TIFF (1.442 MB)     JPEG (166.3 kB)
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
Full Resolution:     TIFF (2.253 MB)     JPEG (315 kB)
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
Full Resolution:     TIFF (1.001 MB)     JPEG (152 kB)
Add Image to Favorite List 2009-08-24 Moon Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO)
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
Full Resolution:     TIFF (1.962 MB)     JPEG (51.46 kB)
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
Full Resolution:     TIFF (360.6 kB)     JPEG (76.02 kB)
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 2009-09-01 Moon Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO)
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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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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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 NASA's Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter catches the edge of Mare Moscoviense.
PIA12904:
Where Moscoviense meets the Highlands
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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NASA's Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter captures high noon at Tranquility Base.
PIA12925:
High Noon at Tranquility Base
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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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