Friday, November 5, 2010

Gassendi A

Impact melt material inside the south rim of Gassendi A, which in turn intrudes into the northern rim of Gassendi. LROC Narrow Angle Camera observation M107136013L, LRO orbit 927, September 9, 2009; image field of view is 840 meters [NASA/GSFC/Arizona State University].

Unfortunately reduced Google Moon nest for the 100 meter/px monochromatic Wide Angle Camera mosaic of Gassendi and the draped extent of the NAC observation from which the featured image within Gassendi A was lifted, intruding into Gassendi's northern rim. The southern rim of the crater was partially flooded with lava during the formation of surrounding Mare Humorum [NASA/GSFC/Arizona State University].

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Related Posts:
Gassendi's Central Peak
Gassendi's Fractures

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