SMART-1 view of Shackleton crater at lunar South Pole

SMART-1 view of Shackleton crater at lunar South Pole

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20/10/2006 2:58 pm

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ESA/Space-X (Space Exploration Institute), CC BY-SA 3.0 IGO

Description

This image, taken by the advanced Moon Imaging Experiment (AMIE) on board ESA's SMART-1 spacecraft, shows crater Shackleton on the Moon.

AMIE obtained this image on 13 January 2006 - close to the time of lunar southern Summer - from a distance of 646 kilometres over the surface and with a ground resolution of 60 metres per pixel.

Shackleton crater lies at the lunar South Pole, at 89.54° South latitude and 0° East longitude, and has a diameter of 19 kilometres.

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