Crater On the Far Side

Dark streaks slash from lower left to upper right across the Moon's light grey surface.
NASA/GSFC/Arizona State University
CreditNASA/GSFC/Arizona State University
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Since 2009, NASA’s Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO) spacecraft has collected hundreds of thousands of images of the Moon and beamed them to Earth. Combined into a global mosaic, the images provide a dynamic look at how the Moon’s surface is changing over time. But individually, the striking visual contrasts of the grey-tone landscapes convey rich texture and abstract beauty.