Malapert Massif

Dramatic grayscale image of a mountainous lunar landscape. Large craters with black shadows inside are visible in the background. In the foreground, a mountain is sunlit from the right and pocked with small craters.
NASA/GSFC/Arizona State University
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NASA's Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter captured this view on March 3, 2023. Malapert Massif, a lunar mountain and Artemis 3 candidate landing region, is shown at lower left. The mountain's highest point looms more than 16,400 feet (5000 meters) above its base.