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Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Posts Tagged ‘Mare Orientale’

Astronomy Picture of the Day

Astronomy Picture of the Day

    Mare Orientale Credit: NASA / GSFC / Arizona State Univ. / Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter Explanation: Shaped like a target ring bull's-eye, the Mare Orientale is one of the most striking large scale lunar features. Located on the Moon's extreme western edge, it is unfortunately difficult to see from an earthbound perspective. Still, this mosaic of the multi-ring impact basin, the youngest of the large lunar basins shows off intriguing details (full resolution mosaic), ... Full Story

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