|Multiple flow lobes on the northern interior slope of Furnerius A. Field of view 756 meters, LROC Narrow Angle Camera (NAC) observation M187848982R, LRO orbit 12747, March 31, 2012. Sunlight is from northeast, resolution 0.63 meters. View the 1200 x 1200 pixel LROC Featured Image, released May 17, 2012, HERE [NASA/GSFC/Arizona State University].|
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Today's Featured Image highlights granular flows on the northern wall of Furnerius A crater (11.21 km in diameter), located between Mare Fecunditatis and the South Pole-Aitken basin. At the bottom of the image, a diagonal boundary delineates between the coarse blocky crater floor (relatively bright) and the still coarsely textured, but relatively darker surface, which is part of the sloping crater wall. From the top of the image extend a number of relatively bright granular flows. At the end of each flow, the flow lobe is visible against the darker, coarsely textured crater wall. Notice that the sunlight is from the right side, thus each flow unit is positive relief (not negative relief) on the top of preexisted slope.
|Foreshortened contextual view of the Featured Image detailed within the 4.1 kilometer-across field of view swept up in LROC NAC frame M187848932R, March 31, 2012 [NASA/GSFC/Arizona State University].|
|Surrounding area of Furnerius A crater in WAC monochrome mosaic (100 m/pix). Image center is 33.49°S, 59.03°E. The locations of full NAC frame (blue box) and the area highlighted in the LROC Featured Image released May 17, 2012 (yellow arrow) are indicated [NASA/GSFC/Arizona State University].|
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