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The Bruce Murray Space Image Library

Tsiolkovsky Crater

Filed under pretty pictures, the Moon, Japanese lunar missions, impact cratering

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Tsiolkovsky Crater 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.


This image is copyrighted with all rights reserved. Do not reuse in any way without permission.
Contact us to request publication permission from the copyright holder. Original image data dated on or about November 11, 2007


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