Science and Exploration

Shackleton Crater on the Moon

By Marc Boucher
Status Report
February 7, 2013
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Shackleton Crater on the Moon

This visualization, created using Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter laser altimeter data, offers a view of Shackleton Crater located in the south pole of the moon. Thanks to these measurements, we now have our best-yet maps of the crater’s permanently-shadowed interior.

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