This is the Web Edition of "A Trip Into Space", a Coimbra-based electronic book on space science. Both the texts and the photos are by courtesy of National Aeronautics and Space Administration.

The Moon
Oblique View Of Archimedes Crater

Oblique view of Archimedes crater taken by the Apollo 15 metric camera. Archimedes, at left, is 82 km in diameter and centered at 29.7 N, 4 W. The crater floor is filled with smooth mare material and the ejecta blanket is below it. To the right is Autolycus. North is at 11:30. Part of the spacecraft is in the frame at right. (Apollo 15, AS15-1541)

Last Update: 2004-Nov-27