Seen here is the young, irregular crater Larmor Q, adorned with a slumped wall and layered melted rock. Continue reading “Spectacularly Irregular Larmor Q crater”
Seen here is the 110 km wide Gassendi crater, a candidate landing site for NASA’s Apollo 17. Continue reading “Lava filled Gassendi crater”
Seen here is the 77 km wide King crater on the lunar farside, formed as a result of a large asteroid-sized body colliding with the Moon. Continue reading “Y-shaped mountains in King crater”
Seen here is the striking multi-ring impact basin stretching 930 km in diameter, called Mare Orientale. Continue reading “Outstanding Orientale – Multi-ring basin on the Moon”
It’s been more than 4 months since I started Moon Monday, aiming to showcase the geological diversity of our Moon. Here’s a visual of lunar sites I’ve covered till date. Continue reading “2018 Flashback – The Moon revealed”
Seen here is the 22 km wide Krieger impact crater overlaid by the smaller crater Van Biesbroeck, making the feature set look like an inverted diamond ring. That’s what I see anyway. Continue reading “Crater on crater and a meandering rille! – Krieger”
Seen here is the landing region for the first ever soft-landing mission on the Moon’s farside, the Chinese Chang’e 4. Continue reading “Chang’e 4 landing site – Farside Von Kármán crater”
Seen here is a rare type of lunar crater – a caldera. The caldera of Hyginus and the accompanying rilles (channels) on both sides are actually collapsed volcanic features! Continue reading “The collapsed crater of Hyginus”
Seen here are 23 small, similarly sized craters formed in a line! What caused this crater chain?
On the boundary of the mountainous highlands and the solidified lava plains of Oceanus Procellarum lies the lava-flooded Letronne crater. Continue reading “The lava-flooded crater of Letronne”
Seen here is the 86 km wide Tycho crater, with a central peak! Continue reading “Mountain in a crater! -Tycho”
On the Moon’s surface lie a set of bizarre looking features called Irregular Mare Patches (IMPs). Here’s one, called Ina.