Seen here is the 110 km wide Gassendi crater, a candidate landing site for NASA’s Apollo 17. Continue reading “Lava filled Gassendi crater”
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 incredible valley called Vallis Alpes, that bisects the lunar mountain range of Alpes. Continue reading “Cutting through the mountains – Vallis Alpes”
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 the 22 km wide Krieger impact crater overlaid by the smaller crater Van Biesbroeck, making the feature set look like an inverted diamond ring. That’s what I see anyway. Continue reading “Crater on crater and a meandering rille! – Krieger”
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.