Orientale Basin As Seen From Lunar Orbit

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Orientale Basin

The Moon's Orientale basin is a massive lunar crater, about the size of Texas.

Here, NASA's Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO) terrain map combines with surface gravity measurements from the GRAIL mission. This data reveals structure in the lunar crust, beneath the surface, giving us a window on the geologic features of the Moon's interior.

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