|Slump terrace in the northern half of Giordano Bruno crater seen at sunset, from an altitude of 54 km. Terrace is 4800 meters wide, LROC Narrow Angle Camera (NAC) M165190579LR, LRO orbit 9478, July 13, 2011; spacecraft slew 60° at 1.37 meters resolution. View the full-size LROC image release, HERE [NASA/GSFC/ Arizona State University].|
Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter Camera
Arizona State University
The exact age of formation for Giordano Bruno crater is not known. Legend has it forming sometime in the 12th century, and more recent crater counts have this beautiful crater forming up to 10 million years ago.
Crater counts must be more accurate than legend, right?
Perhaps, but one of the new results from analysis of LROC images is that self-secondaries (sometimes called auto-secondaries) may be more pervasive than previously thought.
|Subsampled version of NAC oblique view of Giordano Bruno crater (21 km diameter). View the full-size LROC image release, HERE [NASA/GSFC/ Arizona State University].|
|Impact melt deposit on south flank of Giordano Bruno crater, arrow indicates center of landing site (35.47°N, 102.86°E) shown at full resolution below. View the full-size LROC image release, HERE [NASA/GSFC/Arizona State University].|
|Example landing spot (250 meter diameter circle) on now frozen impact melt. View the full-size LROC image release, HERE [NASA/GSFC/Arizona State University].|
Be sure and check out the amazing details in the full resolution complete oblique mosaic of Giordano Bruno crater.
Previous LROC Giordano Bruno Featured Images
The Big Picture
Outside of Giordano Bruno
Fragmented Impact Melt
Delicate Patterns in Giordano Bruno Ejecta
Impact Melt Flows on Giordano Bruno
Young Giordano Bruno