Bright Halo Craters - Apollo
Bright Halo Craters - Apollo

AS08-12-2148 (December 1968) --- View of the lunar surface as photographed from the Apollo 8 spacecraft. Zero-phase bright spot. With near-vertical sun illumination, topographical detail is washed out and differences in surface brightness are accentuated. The numerous small bright-halo craters become conspicuous. A few larger craters have extremely bright inner walls that are commonly streaked by darker material. The bright glow near the conspicuous bright-walled crater is a halo that surrounds the position of the spacecraft shadow.

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Author/Origin:
NASA Johnson Space Center
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Relevant Mission:
Apollo

Date Added:
September 8, 2008

Keywords:
Planets
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