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Click to enlargeEarth over Moon Photo

Buy this Earth over Moon photo. High quality Clementine spacecraft picture, slide, or Duratrans backlit transparency. NASA photo PIA00432. Wide variety of sizes.

The Earth as seen across the lunar north pole by the Clementine spacecraft. The large crater in the foreground is Plaskett. The Earth actually appeared about twice as far above the lunar horizon as shown. The Clementine spacecraft successfully mapped the Moon with 4 cameras over the period February through May 1994. From these new data it will be possible to map the mineralogy (rock types) of the entire Moon, a truly unprecedented feat in the history of planetary exploration. In addition to the multispectral mapping cameras the Clementine spacecraft also carried a laser altimeter. The laser altimetry data will make possible the first ever uniform global lunar topographic map. The DoD/ BMDO Clementine spacecraft was built and operated by the Naval Research Laboratory, with remote-sensing instruments from the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory.

Creation Date: 1997-12-01
Produced By: U.S. Geological Survey

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