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September 26, 2011

The Lunar's North Pole

As we learned in the class, we would not be able to see the far side of the moon(without our eyes) because of the moon's rotation facing earthside. Few weeks ago, LROC(Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter Camera) took images of the moon's north pole. The picture composes of 983 images taken over a one month period. This picture was taken when the moon was best illuminated(northern summer). Interesting thing about the moon's north pole picture is that they might have regions that are in permanent shadow. This is where the scientists discovered ice deposits are.

Full article with an image : http://www.nasa.gov/multimedia/imagegallery/image_feature_2054.html

Posted by sangsong at September 26, 2011 10:46 PM

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