Bruce Murray Space Image Library
Filed under pretty pictures, the Moon, Japanese lunar missions, impact cratering
Tsiolkovsky Crater, on the far side of the moon, as seen by the HDTV camera on board the Kaguya lunar orbiter. One of the most eye-catching features on the far side, the floor of this 185km-wide impact crater is covered with solidified lava, something much more commonly seen on the near side of the moon.
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Original image data dated on or about November 11, 2007
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