Seen here is the landing region for the first ever soft-landing mission on the Moon’s farside, the Chinese Chang’e 4. Continue reading “Chang’e 4 landing site – Farside Von Kármán crater”
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 is a caldera, a rare type of lunar crater. The caldera of Hyginus and the accompanying rilles (channels) on both sides are actually collapsed volcanic features! Continue reading “The collapsed crater of Hyginus”
Seen here is a curvy, long channel (a rille) stretching along the large crater Posidonius.
Seen here are 23 small, similarly sized craters formed in a line! What caused this crater chain?
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”
On the boundary of the mountainous highlands and the solidified lava plains of Oceanus Procellarum lies the lava-flooded Letronne crater. Continue reading “The lava-flooded crater of Letronne”
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.
Seen here is part of the 300 km long channel (a rille) on the Moon called Rima Ariadaeus. Continue reading “Rille on a ridge! – Rima Ariadaeus”
On the Moon’s surface lie a set of bizarre looking features called Irregular Mare Patches, or IMPs. Here’s one, called Ina.
Seen here is the largest valley on the Moon, Vallis Schröteri. Comparable to the Grand Canyon on Earth, Vallis Schröteri is approximately 160 kilometers long, up to 11 kilometers wide and almost 0.5 kilometers deep.
The Moon is host to a type of bright, curvy features which are quite glaringly called swirls. Seen below is the lunar swirl of Reiner Gamma.Continue reading “The lunar swirl of Reiner Gamma”