Science and Exploration

Aristarchus Plateau As Seen From Lunar Orbit

By Keith Cowing
April 22, 2018
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Aristarchus Plateau As Seen From Lunar Orbit
Aristarchus Plateau

The Aristarchus plateau is an area of the Moon ripe for future exploration due to the diversity of its impact and volcanic materials.
It features a prominent crater so bright it’s not only visible through telescopes, but also to the naked eye. This region can tell us a lot about the rich volcanic history of the Moon. The river-like structure is actually a channel made from a long-ago lava flow.

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