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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.


Original image data dated on or about November 11, 2007.

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