Peary Crater with the North Pole of the Moon in the distance. At the left the sharp-edged crater is Hermite A, a virtual twin of Shackleton Crater at the South Pole. The color is lighter with height. Most of the deeper craters in this view are candidates for ice mining. From LDEM_85N, produced by the LOLA science team, imaged in Mathematica and visualized in Meshlab.
Archive for May 2013
Boussingault Crater in the lower right quadrant of the Moon. The crater-in-a-crater aspect holds out hope the floor will be composed of material from the interior. See http://www.lpod.org/?m=20060410
Imaged from ldem_64 produced by the LOLA science team. 64 pixels per degree, 10 x 20 degree section colored and lit in Meshlab.