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LADEE Star Tracker Image with Wollaston P crater and Mons
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LADEE Star Tracker Image with Wollaston P crater and Mons Herodotus

February 20, 2014
The image shown here was acquired on Feb. 8, 2014, around 23:45 UTC, while LADEE was carrying out atmospheric measurements. A series of five images were taken at one-minute intervals, and caught features in the northern western hemisphere of the moon. LADEE was traveling approximately 60 miles (100 km) per minute along its orbit. All images were taken during lunar night, but with Earthshine illuminating the surface. This second image shows Wollaston P, about two-and-a-half miles (4 km) diameter, near the horizon, and the southeastern flank of the lunar mountain Mons Herodotus. Image credit: NASA Ames