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 Tsiolkovsky Crater

Oblique image of the 185 km diameter Tsiolkovsky crater, centered at 21.2 S, 128.9 E on the far side of the Moon. Note the complex central peak and the smooth lava-flooded floor. Outside the crater at the bottom of the image is a substantial ejecta blanket. The image was taken by the Apollo 15 metric camera from a distance of 282 km. North is at 3:00. (Apollo 15, AS15-0757)

Last Update: 2004-Nov-27