The Bruce Murray Space Image Library
Rough Features of a Smooth Plain
Filed under Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter, the Moon
Sinus Iridum, "The Bay of Rainbows," is one of the smoothest areas of the Moon, and parts of it appear almost featureless from a distance. But when the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter trains its high-resolution camera on even the flattest sections of the plain, it reveals a complex surface of craters, ejecta, and boulders.
NASA / GSFC / ASU
This image is in the public domain.
Original image data dated on or about March 1, 2013
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