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The Bruce Murray Space Image Library

Central peak of Tsiolkovsky crater oblique view

Filed under pretty pictures, Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter, the Moon

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Central peak of Tsiolkovsky crater oblique view Tsiolkovsky is a crater on the lunar farside whose floor is filled with dark mare basalt. This oblique view of the peak was captured by Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter on July 27, 2012. The image is approximately 25 km in diameter, and the central peak rises about 3400 m above the crater floor. North points left.

NASA / GSFC / ASU

The enlarged version is only half the full resolution. You can download the full-resolution version here in JPEG format or from the LROC website in TIF format.

Here is a detail view looking at the central peak and some blocky material that has slid down from it:

Detail view of Tsiolkovsky crater central peak

NASA / GSFC / ASU

Detail view of Tsiolkovsky crater central peak
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This image is in the public domain. Original image data dated on or about July 27, 2012

 

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