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Lunar South Pole Region

June 22, 2011

Simulated illumination conditions over the lunar South Pole region, from ~80°S to the pole. The movie runs for 28 days, centered on the LCROSS impact date on October 9th, 2009. The illumination calculations use the LOLA topographic dataset. Credit: NASA/Goddard/Massachusetts Institute of Technology