Impact Crater

Overlapping streaks of debris extending from the bottom right,  growing darker towards the upper left.
NASA/GSFC/Arizona State University
October 3, 2017
CreditNASA/GSFC/Arizona State University
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Debris from unnamed impact crater near crater Darwin C.

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.