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Tsiolkovsky Crater Extreme Close-Up

Tsiolkovsky Crater Extreme Close-Up

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NASA / GSFC / ASU / Bill Dunford

Tsiolkovsky Crater Extreme Close-Up
Extreme close-ups on the slopes of Tsiolkovsky Crater's central peak, as seen by the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter. We're seeing these scenes at nearly the full 0.5 meters (1.6 ft) per pixel resolution of the orbiter's powerful camera, allowing us to see right down to individual rocks. At the top, craters within craters within craters. Below, a field of boulders crying out for a geologist's hammer.

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

Original image data dated on or about November 17, 2009

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