Seen here is the 70 km wide volcanic dome of Rümker, the target landing site for the Chinese Chang’e 5 sample return mission. Continue reading “The super-dome of Rümker – Chang’e 5 landing site”
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”
Seen here is part of the volcanic mountain range Montes Carpatus, the full range stretching 361 km across the Moon. Continue reading “Volcanic rock land of Montes Carpatus”
Seen here is a broad mountain, the South Massif, that borders the Taurus Littrow Valley where the Apollo 17 astronauts landed. Continue reading “Landslide on the Moon”
Seen here are two volcanic domes which are unlike most other places on the Moon in terms of their composition. Continue reading “Unique volcanic domes of Gruithuisen”
Seen here is the 86 km wide Tycho crater, with a central peak! Continue reading “Mountain in a crater! -Tycho”
Seen here is a lunar mountain range that stretches 600 km in length. Called Montes Apenninus, it forms the south-eastern border of Mare Imbrium.