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West Limb View of Earth Moon as Seen by the Clementine Spacecraft

NASA/JPL/USGS1998-06-04

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About 50,000 Clementine images were processed to produce the four orthographic views of the Moon. The images show albedo variations (normalized brightness or reflectivity) of the surface at a wavelength of 750 nm (just longward of visible red). The image projection is centered at 0 degree latitude and 180 degrees longitude. Mare Moscoviense (dark albedo feature upper left of image center) and South Pole-Aitken Basin (dark feature at bottom) represent maria regions largely absent on the lunar farside. The Clementine altimeter showed Aitken Basin to consist of a topographic rim about 2500 km in diameter, an inner shelf ranging from 400 to 600 km in width, and an irregular depressed floor about 12 km in depth.

http://photojournal.jpl.nasa.gov/catalog/PIA00304

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  • Title: West Limb View of Earth Moon as Seen by the Clementine Spacecraft
  • Creator: NASA/JPL/USGS
  • Date Created: 1998-06-04
  • Rights: JPL

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