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Ancient and eroded lunar far side
- Title Ancient and eroded lunar far side
- Released 14/07/2006 4:51 pm
- Copyright ESA/SMART-1/Space-X (Space Exploration Institute)
This image, taken by the advanced Moon Imaging Experiment (AMIE) on board ESA's SMART-1 spacecraft, shows a highly eroded highland area close to the equator on the lunar far side - the side of the Moon always facing away from Earth.
AMIE obtained this image on 1 January 2006, from a distance of 1483 kilometres from the surface, with a ground resolution of 134 metres per pixel. The imaged area is centred at a latitude of 4.2º South and longitude 98.4º East.
This image shows some highly eroded highland areas. Many craters are almost not longer visible, as they were destroyed by subsequent impacts.
- Id 211777