Total posts from Samuel Lawrence 30
24 Sep 2013
Luna 17, the spacecraft that carried the Lunokhod 1 rover to the surface. You can make out the rover tracks around the lander. LROC NAC image M175502049RE [NASA/GSFC/Arizona State University].
26 Mar 2012
Rim of Shackleton crater near the lunar South Pole as seen in the first LROC NAC image of the Moon, acquired on 30 June 2009. Image is 850 m across, NAC M101013931 [NASA/GSFC/Arizona State University].
06 Mar 2012
The Apollo 12 landing site in Oceanus Procellarum imaged during the second LRO low-altitude campaign. Image width is 225 m, NAC Image M175428601R [NASA/GSFC/Arizona State University].
04 Nov 2011
The NASA Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter rolled to capture this dramatic oblique view of the Apollo 15 landing site. Hadley rille, a great chasm in the lunar surface, carves its way through the center of this scene [NASA/GSFC/Arizona State University].
05 Aug 2010
Mare surface in Sinus Aestuum near a lunar exploration site proposed in the late 1950s. Image width is 460 m [NASA/GSFC/Arizona State University].
10 Jun 2010
Ejecta from small craters reveal ancient buried mare to the northeast of Dewar crater, near the center of a Constellation region of interest. Image width is 570 meters [NASA/GSFC/Arizona State University].
01 Jun 2010
Rim of a large sinuous rille on the western edge of the Marius Hills Constellation region of interest, showing materials that have slumped into the bottom of the sinuous rille towards the northwest as well as (possibly) outcrop, a prime location for fieldwork and sample collection. One of the several hundred volcanic features located in the Marius region. Exploration of this site will yield important insights into planetary volcanism. Image width is 550 m [NASA/GSFC/Arizona State University].
11 May 2010
Summit of the central peak of Bullialdus crater, a Constellation region of interest. LROC Narrow Angle Camera image M114098458LE, image is 500 m wide [NASA/GSFC/Arizona State University].
04 Jan 2010
A very subtle mare-highlands boundary in Mare Moscoviense on the lunar farside, near the center of the Constellation Program region of interest. The generalized geologic contact between the mare and the highlands has been highlighted (mare to the left, highlands to the right). Astronauts exploring this region could collect key samples from the farside basalts of Mare Moscoviense as well as materials from the surrounding basin massifs. Image width is 1.8 km [NASA/GSFC/Arizona State University].
29 Dec 2009
Boulders perched atop a wrinkle ridge in Mare Imbrium west of the Montes Teneriffe. Image width is 2 km, NAC frame M102264014RE [NASA/GSFC/Arizona State University].