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
Mosaic Of The South Pole

Mosaic of 1500 Clementine images of the south polar region of the Moon. These images were taken through the red filter of the UV/visible camera. This image shows the south pole at the center and extends to 70 deg. S latitude at the edge, a distance of about 1250 km across the image. This region is dominated by a major depression centered near the south pole, resulting in shadowed areas. The 320 km diameter crater Schrodinger is near the edge of the image at 4:30. (Clementine, USGS slide 17)

Last Update: 2004-Nov-27