The Apollo 12 LM ascent stage impact site

The Apollo 12 LM ascent stage impact site
The Apollo 12 LM ascent stage impact site (A) Location, with the expected impact area shown as a dark ellipse. (B) The location of the ‘shrapnel’ field and suspected impact site. (C) Two LRO views of the impact feature and a merged composite of them. This merging of two images with opposite illumination has been found to be a useful method of making surface disturbances easier to see. Shadows cancel out but albedo markings do not, making them easier to see. The ‘gouge’ has dark marks around it, and the bright area to the left includes subtle dark streaks. (D) The downrange area with many dark streaks, the suspected ‘shrapnel’ field. NASA / Phil Stooke

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