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The Bruce Murray Space Image Library

Fresh Impact

Filed under pretty pictures, Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter, amateur image processing, the Moon

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Fresh Impact An extreme close-up on a small, relatively young impact crater on the lunar near side in the neighborhood of Fracastorius crater, as seen by the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter. Below is a detail shown at the full resolution of around a meter per pixel, showing an even smaller crater that echoes the form of the larger one.

NASA / GSFC / ASU / Bill Dunford

Original image data dated on or about February 7, 2012.

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This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License. For uses not allowed by that license, contact us to request publication permission from the copyright holder: Bill Dunford


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