Tuesday, December 22, 2009

On the Moon, no one can hear your strike

Or if you make a "Lunar Hole-In-One." Among the informal prerelease of more than 700 LRO Narrow-Angle Camera images to the Planetary Data System are a number of strategic sweeps of Mare Orientale. Near the center of M102788040 (Orbit 320) a large boulder appears to have been dislodged with unknown force and then rolled down the grade before shattering into a secondary crater. It's fragments emerged outside the opposite rim [NASA/GSFC/Arizona State University].

Lunar Orbiter Mosaic, USGS Map-A-Planet

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