PIA00130: Moon - North Pole Mosaic


Moon - North Pole Mosaic

Caption:

This view of the Moon's north pole is a mosaic assembled from 18 images taken by Galileo's imaging system through a green filter as the spacecraft flew by on December 7, 1992. The left part of the Moon is visible from Earth; this region includes the dark, lava-filled Mare Imbrium (upper left); Mare Serenitatis (middle left); Mare Tranquillitatis (lower left), and Mare Crisium, the dark circular feature toward the bottom of the mosaic. Also visible in this view are the dark lava plains of the Marginis and Smythii Basins at the lower right. The Humboldtianum Basin, a 650-kilometer (400-mile) impact structure partly filled with dark volcanic deposits, is seen at the center of the image. The Moon's north pole is located just inside the shadow zone, about a third of the way from the top left of the illuminated region.

Cataloging Keywords:

Name Value Additional Values
Target Moon Earth
System Earth
Target Type Satellite Earth
Mission Galileo
Instrument Host Galileo Orbiter
Host Type Orbiter
Instrument Solid-State Imaging (SSI)
Detector
Extra Keywords Grayscale, Shadow, Volcano
Acquisition Date
Release Date 1996-02-05
Date in Caption 1992-12-07
Image Credit NASA/JPL
Source photojournal.jpl.nasa.gov/catalog/PIA00130
Identifier PIA00130