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Two passes over Vallis Alpes using 2D image data and 3D topographic data gathered by the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter and made available by the LRO Science Team.  You’d need a Buck Rodgers style spaceship for the fast pass:  it is much faster than escape velocity ( 2.38 km/s ).  Orbital speed is 1.023 km per second which makes an orbit two minutes short of  three hours when skimming the surface.

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Posted July 20, 2011 by finkh in Uncategorized

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