Monday, August 19, 2013

Oblique look deep into the heart of Lowell crater

Lowell (LROC oblique)
Oblique LROC Narrow Angle Camera (NAC) mosaic of Lowell crater (62.65 km - 12.96°S, 256.58°E), super-positioned (or is it?) on the northeast quadrant of the Orientale basin. LROC NAC observations M1108918822R & L, spacecraft orbit 15696, November 30, 2012; angle of incidence 80.52° averaging 3 meters per pixel resolution (spacecraft and camera slew -62.35° from 91.55 km over 12.81°S, 262.88°) [NASA/GSFC/Arizona State University].

Named for the one and only Percival Lawrence Lowell (March 13, 1855 – November 12, 1916), popularizer of Mars lore in the late 19th century, and celebrated in part also by Clyde Tombaugh when he chose a name for "Pluto" in 1930, in the first two letters of that now "former planet's" Olympian moniker.
Looking north over Lowell and the northwest Orientale basin. LROC Wide Angle Camera (WAC) global mosaic draped on LOLA laser altimetry using NASA ILIADS application [NASA/GSFC/MSFC/ASU].
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