North Pole Region of the Moon as Seen by Clementine
January 17, 2005
Lunar mosaic of ~1500 Clementine images of the north polar region of the moon. The projection is orthographic centered on the north pole. The polar regions of the moon are of special interest because of the postulated occurrence of ice in permanently shadowed areas. The north pole of the moon is absent of the very rugged terrain seen at the south pole.
Topics: Environment, Clementine, Poles, Moons, Clementine Lunar, Map projection, Peary, Lunar ice, Polar region, North Pole, Exploration of the Moon