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Photo: NASA GSFC/Arizona State University/Michael Benson/Kinetikon Pictures
Our own moon is currently being mapped in exquisite detail by the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter. This view shows the lunar landscape in the vicinity of the Meton and Barrow craters in the moon’s far north. NASA hopes the orbiter will prepare the way for future manned missions to the moon by identifying possible landing sites and locating potentially useful resources (like water ice near the lunar poles).
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