NASA’s LRO Spacecraft Captures Images of LADEE’s Impact Crater

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These images show the area of the LADEE impact before and after spacecraft’s planned impact into the eastern rim of Sundman V crater. Use the slider to switch between images.
Image Credit: NASA/Goddard/Arizona State University

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LRO has imaged the LADEE impact site on the eastern rim of Sundman V crater. The image was created by ratioing two images, one taken before the impact and another afterwards. The bright area highlights what has changed between the time of the two images, specifically the impact point and the ejecta.
Image Credit: NASA/Goddard/Arizona State University

NASA’S Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO) spacecraft has spied a new crater on the lunar surface; one made from the impact of NASA’s Lunar Atmosphere and Dust Environment Explorer (LADEE) mission.

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