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The Bruce Murray Space Image Library

Orientale Basin on the Moon

Filed under pretty pictures, the Moon, Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter, impact cratering, Late Heavy Bombardment

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Orientale Basin on the Moon Orientale is the youngest large impact basin on the Moon and is about 960 kilometers across. This view, cropped from the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter Wide-Angle Camera global mosaic, covers an area roughly 3000 kilometers square. To see the global Wide-Angle Camera mosaic at its full resolution (100 meters per pixel), visit the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter Camera team website.

NASA / GSFC / ASU

Original image data dated on or about March 1, 2011

 

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