We'd like to understand how you use our websites in order to improve them. Register your interest. This study signifies the compositional variability of Mare Tranquillitatis basalt and the Irregular Mare patches IMPs — the youngest volcanic feature on the Moon, using hyperspectral data from Moon Mineralogy Mapper M 3 for the first time. Along with composition, the topographic and morphological mapping has been done to understand the possible evolutionary history of this mare. Number of reflectance spectra were collected from the fresh craters of each spectral unit and quantitative mineralogical abundances estimated using band parameters like band centre, band strength and band area.
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Ranger 8 image of the Mare Tranquillitatis Sea of Tranquillity area of the Moon taken from km about 4 minutes before surface impact. The 30 km diameter Sabine crater is at upper left. Note the two linear features at the center of the frame and rugged region at the bottom. The frame is about 95 km across and north is up. The Apollo 11 landing site is about 30 km to the right of this area. Ranger 8, B Young unnamed crater located within Mare Fecunditatis.
Jackson Emerges. The second human lunar landing mission, Apollo 12, launched from launch pad A at Kennedy Space Center in Florida on November 14, via a Saturn Five launch vehicle.
The three crew members of Apollo 8 were the first humans to leave Earth orbit and the first to travel around the Moon. Astronaut James A. Lovell Jr. Portrait - Astronaut James A. This montage depicts the flight crew patches for the manned Apollo 7 thru Apollo 17 missions. Saturn Apollo Program. Astronaut Edwin E. Aldrin Jr. Moonrise over the Syr Darya river.
Moonrise Over the Syr Darya River. Scientist-astronaut Harrison H. Schmitt standing next to a huge, split lunar boulder at the Taurus-Littrow landing site. Apollo 17 EVA. EST , March 3, Launch — Apollo 9 — Cape. Equipped with handheld cameras, Apollo astronauts documented their journey, capturing photos of the moon and its rocky terrain. From Earth to the Moon. Apollo 11 Seismic Experiment.
Orientale Basin. United States President Richard M. Nixon was in the central Pacific recovery area to welcome the Apollo 11 astronauts aboard the USS Hornet, prime recovery ship for the historic Apollo 11 lunar lan Astronaut Alan B. Shepard Jr. The Apollo 13 spacecraft heads toward a splashdown in the South Pacific Ocean.
These four images were the first taken by the Ranger 8 P-series cameras. Eastern rim of Dionysius crater. Dionysius Crater. An amazing spacecraft gently settled to the lunar surface on 17 November It carried the first successful robotic lunar rover -- Lunokhod 1. Dunned in his space suit, Command Module CM pilot Michael Collins does a final check of his communications system before the boarding of the Apollo 11 mission.
Gene Cernan on the Moon. The crater Eimmart A is about 4. Eimmart A Crater. Click for more.
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Ranger 8 image of the Mare Tranquillitatis Sea of Tranquillity area of the Moon taken from km about 4 minutes before surface impact. The 30 km diameter Sabine crater is at upper left. Note the two linear features at the center of the frame and rugged region at the bottom. The frame is about 95 km across and north is up. The Apollo 11 landing site is about 30 km to the right of this area. Ranger 8, B
Sabine Crater in Mare Tranquillitatis on the Moon
The mare material within the basin consists of basalt formed in the intermediate to young age group of the Upper Imbrian epoch. The surrounding mountains are thought to be of the Lower Imbrian epoch, but the actual basin is probably Pre-Nectarian. The basin has irregular margins and lacks a defined multiple-ringed structure. The irregular topography in and near this basin results from the intersection of the Tranquillitatis, Nectaris , Crisium , Fecunditatis , and Serenitatis basins with two throughgoing rings of the Procellarum basin. Palus Somni , on the northeastern rim of the mare, is filled with the basalt that spilled over from Tranquillitatis. This mare has a slight bluish tint relative to the rest of the Moon and stands out quite well when color is processed and extracted from multiple photographs.