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The Bruce Murray Space Image Library

Sinus Iridum in perspective

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Sinus Iridum in perspective Digital Elevation Model (DEM) of Sinus Iridum. The image was taken at 19 km altitude from the lunar surface. The spatial resolution of the original image is 1.3 m/pixel. The largest crater is about 2 km in diameter and 450 m in depth.


Chang'E 2 image of Sinus Iridum
Chang'E 2 image of Sinus Iridum
Part of Sinus Iridum, photographed by Chang'E-2 on Oct. 28, 2010. The image is centered at 31.3°W, 43.4°N. The spatial resolution of the image is 1.3 m/pixel, much higher that 120 m of Chang'E-1. The largest crater in the picture is 2.0 km in diameter. (Note: this version of the image has much lower resolution than 1.3 meters per pixel.)

Original image data dated on or about October 28, 2010.


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