Seen here is the central mountain of the crater Bullialdus. Its composition offers a peak (pun intended) into the lunar interior.Continue reading “The central mountain of Bullialdus and finding water on it”
Seen here is the huge Apollo crater on the Moon’s farside, named after the incredibly successful Apollo landing missions.Continue reading “Huge, peak-ringed Apollo crater”
Seen here the 4 km tall and 25 km wide Haldey mountain as captured from orbit by Apollo 15.Continue reading “A peak at Hadley”
Much like capes and headlands on Earth face the sea on three sides, “Promontorium Heraclides” is surrounded by lava plains on the Moon!Continue reading “Facing lava on three sides – Promontorium Heraclides”
Seen here is the spectacular Schrödinger crater with its crown shaped mountain ring rising high above the lunar surface. <3Continue reading “The crowned crater of Schrödinger”
Seen here is the spectacular Copernicus crater with its central peaks. They allow a peak (pun intended) into the lunar interior.Continue reading “A peak inside the Moon with Copernicus”
Standing tall at 8.8 km, Zeeman Mons on the Moon competes with Earth’s Mount Everest.Continue reading “Mount as high as Everest! – Zeeman Mons”
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Seen here is the 70 km wide volcanic dome of Rümker, the target landing site for the Chinese Chang’e 5 sample return mission. Continue reading “Chang’e 5 landing site – The superdome of Rümker”
Seen here is the 77 km wide King crater on the lunar farside, formed as a result of a large asteroid-sized body colliding with the Moon. Continue reading “Y-shaped mountains in King crater”
Seen here is the striking multi-ring impact basin stretching 930 km in diameter, called Mare Orientale. Continue reading “Outstanding Orientale – Multi-ring basin on the Moon”
Seen here is part of the volcanic mountain range Montes Carpatus, the full range stretching 361 km across the Moon. Continue reading “Volcanic rock land of Montes Carpatus”
Seen here is a broad mountain, the South Massif, that borders the Taurus Littrow Valley where the Apollo 17 astronauts landed. Continue reading “Landslide on the Moon”
Seen here are two volcanic domes which are unlike most other places on the Moon in terms of their composition. Continue reading “Unique volcanic domes of Gruithuisen”
Seen here is the 86 km wide Tycho crater, with a central peak! Continue reading “Mountain in a crater! -Tycho”
Seen here is a lunar mountain range that stretches 600 km in length. Called Montes Apenninus, it forms the south-eastern border of Mare Imbrium.