Bruce Murray Space Image Library

Hubble shoots the Moon

Hubble shoots the Moon
Hubble shoots the Moon Hubble Wide Field and Planetary Camera 2 mosaic of crater Copernicus. Hubble's crisp bird's-eye view clearly shows the ray pattern of bright dust ejected out of the crater over 1 billion years ago. Hubble can resolve features as small as 600 feet (200 meters) across in the terraced walls of the crater, and the hummock-like blanket of material blasted out by the meteor impact. The view was captured on April 16, 1999. NASA / John Caldwell (York University, Ontario) / Alex Storrs (STScI)

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