New crater found in LROC image from the Moon
Posted by Emily Lakdawalla
27-07-2010 18:52 CDT
This news is no surprise, but I think it's the first such discovery I've heard of: the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter Camera (LROC) team has identified a new crater on the Moon, one that wasn't there when Apollo 15 flew over, and which doesn't correspond to any known human artifact impact site. Therefore it's a fresh crater that's formed in the last 38 years. And since the comparison slide they posted with this item has a filename including the string "candidate3," I'm sure there are others yet to be announced!
Here's the new crater:
And here's the context image:
This is real needle-in-a-haystack work, so congratulations to whomever it was who spotted it -- and the other two "candidates" there must be besides this one!
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