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Lunar rocks.<br /><br />Surveyor 7.<br /><br />The top one shows cracking. The cracks are about 6 mm or quarter on an inch wide<br />for scale.<br /><br />Cracking in boulders have been images by both Surveoy & Apollo. This is partly due<br />to the day & night temperature extremes.<br /><br />In the early Lunar afternoon, about 8 days after sunrise, the temperature of the<br />surface climbs to 117 Celsius / 390 Kelvin. Just before sunrise, the surface temperature<br />at the equator & mid latitudes drop to about Minus 167 Celsius / 106 Kelvin.<br /><br />That is almost cold enough to liquify the Earth's atmosphere!!!!!!!<br /><br />A day - night difference of about 284 C / K. The moon has one of the most extreme <br />day - night temperature extremes in the solar system.<br /><br />The planet Mercury is even more so, with day temps reaching 428 C / 701 K & dropping <br />to Minus 186 C / 87 K, a difference of 614 C / K. So Mercury may well have some <br />impressive split boulders too.<br /><br />Asteroid 433 Eros also experiences something similar. Its extreme seasons & <br />eccentric solar orbit, shows maximums of around 100 C / 373 K & minimums of around<br />Minus 200 C / 73 K. A range of 300 C / K.<br /><br />The final image taken of the Near / Shoemaker spacecraft during descent<br />to the surface of 433 Eros, shows a nice split boulder, about the size of a large office desk.<br /><br />Below. Lunar Boulders as imaged by Surveyor 7.<br /><br />Andrew Brown. <div class="Discussion_UserSignature"> <p><font color="#000080">"I suddenly noticed an anomaly to the left of Io, just off the rim of that world. It was extremely large with respect to the overall size of Io and crescent shaped. It seemed unbelievable that something that big had not been visible before".</font> <em><strong><font color="#000000">Linda Morabito </font></strong><font color="#800000">on discovering that the Jupiter moon Io was volcanically active. Friday 9th March 1979.</font></em></p><p><font size="1" color="#000080">http://www.launchphotography.com/</font><br /><br /><font size="1" color="#000080">http://anthmartian.googlepages.com/thisislandearth</font></p><p><font size="1" color="#000080">http://web.me.com/meridianijournal</font></p> </div>
 
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I trawled this out.<br /><br />Lunar Orbiter 1.<br /><br />Crescent Earth as seen from just behind the Moon. <br /><br />Farside Crater Tsiolkovskiy<br />is clearly seen. However Tsiolkovkiy can never be seen from Earth, likewise the<br />Earth will never be seen from Tsiolkovskiy.<br /><br />From this vantage point, it is possible to see both. <br /><br />Andrew Brown. <div class="Discussion_UserSignature"> <p><font color="#000080">"I suddenly noticed an anomaly to the left of Io, just off the rim of that world. It was extremely large with respect to the overall size of Io and crescent shaped. It seemed unbelievable that something that big had not been visible before".</font> <em><strong><font color="#000000">Linda Morabito </font></strong><font color="#800000">on discovering that the Jupiter moon Io was volcanically active. Friday 9th March 1979.</font></em></p><p><font size="1" color="#000080">http://www.launchphotography.com/</font><br /><br /><font size="1" color="#000080">http://anthmartian.googlepages.com/thisislandearth</font></p><p><font size="1" color="#000080">http://web.me.com/meridianijournal</font></p> </div>
 
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That's a very dark crater!! <div class="Discussion_UserSignature"> <p><font color="#000080"><em><font color="#000000">But the Krell forgot one thing John. Monsters. Monsters from the Id.</font></em> </font></p><p><font color="#000080">I really, really, really, really miss the "first unread post" function</font><font color="#000080"> </font></p> </div>
 
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Hi MeteorWayne.<br /><br />It is, nice dark smooth(ish) lava!!!!!!!!!!<br /><br />Tsiolkovskiy is one of the very few farside features to have been flooded by lava.<br /><br />Below is another of Tsiolkovskiy.<br /><br />Metric Mapping Camera, Apollo 15.<br /><br />Image: AS15-M-1573.<br /><br />Andrew Brown. <div class="Discussion_UserSignature"> <p><font color="#000080">"I suddenly noticed an anomaly to the left of Io, just off the rim of that world. It was extremely large with respect to the overall size of Io and crescent shaped. It seemed unbelievable that something that big had not been visible before".</font> <em><strong><font color="#000000">Linda Morabito </font></strong><font color="#800000">on discovering that the Jupiter moon Io was volcanically active. Friday 9th March 1979.</font></em></p><p><font size="1" color="#000080">http://www.launchphotography.com/</font><br /><br /><font size="1" color="#000080">http://anthmartian.googlepages.com/thisislandearth</font></p><p><font size="1" color="#000080">http://web.me.com/meridianijournal</font></p> </div>
 
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From Chuck Wood.<br /><br />Briggs is a modest crater stuck on the edge of the Astrophysicists’ Graveyard. <br />The 37 km diameter crater is far enough from the lunar central meridian that mostly <br />from Earth we see a shallow interior with a central peak. <br />The best Earth-based shot I know of is the one in the Graveyard. But from <br />overhead in orbit, Briggs has a lot of history to tell. Its rim is fairly sharp and <br />continuous so it is a relatively young crater, although it has been partially <br />surrounded by Procellarum lavas. Brigg’s interior is not deep with terraces <br />leading down to a flat-floor. The crater lacks terraces except for a hint of them <br />on its south rim, and its floor is wreathed by ridges that give way to a dense <br />circular network of rilles. The southern half of the inner floor is smooth, but it is not <br />mare lavas because its not dark at full Moon. The shallow floor, concentric rilles, <br />and location near a mare all qualify Briggs as a floor-fractured crater. <br />But what is especially interesting is that the northern third of the floor is covered <br />by a fan of debris that has slid inward from a noticeable wall scallup. The edge of the <br />debris is clearly visible and it covers the concentric rilles. This means that the little <br />notch on the northern side of Briggs’ rim formed after the floor-fracturing. <br />Unfortunately, we don’t know how long after the formation of the crater that <br />the fracturing occurred. But it is easily possible that it was millions of years later. <br />If so, the northern rim collapse notch was not created during the formation of the crater. <br />This suggests that significant rim modifications might occur long after craters form. <br /><br />Chuck Wood<br /><br />Image below. 37 KM wide Crater Briggs, imaged by Lunar Orbiter 4.<br /><br />Andrew Brown. <div class="Discussion_UserSignature"> <p><font color="#000080">"I suddenly noticed an anomaly to the left of Io, just off the rim of that world. It was extremely large with respect to the overall size of Io and crescent shaped. It seemed unbelievable that something that big had not been visible before".</font> <em><strong><font color="#000000">Linda Morabito </font></strong><font color="#800000">on discovering that the Jupiter moon Io was volcanically active. Friday 9th March 1979.</font></em></p><p><font size="1" color="#000080">http://www.launchphotography.com/</font><br /><br /><font size="1" color="#000080">http://anthmartian.googlepages.com/thisislandearth</font></p><p><font size="1" color="#000080">http://web.me.com/meridianijournal</font></p> </div>
 
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How did that notch in Briggs crater form?<br /><br />thanks. <div class="Discussion_UserSignature"> <div class="Discussion_UserSignature" align="center"><em><font color="#0000ff">- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -</font></em> </div><div class="Discussion_UserSignature" align="center"><font color="#0000ff"><em>I really, really, really miss the "first unread post" function.</em></font> </div> </div>
 
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Hi silylene,<br /><br />I think it is a landslide. I will look for other images of Briggs Crater to confirm.<br /><br />Thank you for your question. It makes me look for more info.<br /><br />Andrew Brown. <div class="Discussion_UserSignature"> <p><font color="#000080">"I suddenly noticed an anomaly to the left of Io, just off the rim of that world. It was extremely large with respect to the overall size of Io and crescent shaped. It seemed unbelievable that something that big had not been visible before".</font> <em><strong><font color="#000000">Linda Morabito </font></strong><font color="#800000">on discovering that the Jupiter moon Io was volcanically active. Friday 9th March 1979.</font></em></p><p><font size="1" color="#000080">http://www.launchphotography.com/</font><br /><br /><font size="1" color="#000080">http://anthmartian.googlepages.com/thisislandearth</font></p><p><font size="1" color="#000080">http://web.me.com/meridianijournal</font></p> </div>
 
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Hi Moon-fans,<br /><br />If it hasn't already been posted here (I did a quick search and couldn't find any reference), there is a new project underway to convert all of the original Apollo photography to digital form, directly from the original film (which have been in storage for decades). The home page is here:<br /><br />http://apollo.sese.asu.edu/index.html<br /><br />This should give a significant improvement in the quality of photos available from those missions, since it seems that the original film was only transferred once, and then multiple copies were made of those transfers, so that what we have generally available now are second (or third)-generation transfers.<br /><br />Regards
 
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Thanks Chode,<br /><br />That is absolutely amazing. <img src="/images/icons/laugh.gif" /> <br /><br />It s almost like going back to the Moon. I think that many new discoveries await <br />in these images & that with the digitalization of them, these will become apparent.<br /><br />-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------<br /><br />Copernicus & Mare Imbrium.<br /><br />Apollo 17.<br /><br />CM: America.<br /><br />Image: AS17-139-21290.<br /><br />Andrew Brown. <div class="Discussion_UserSignature"> <p><font color="#000080">"I suddenly noticed an anomaly to the left of Io, just off the rim of that world. It was extremely large with respect to the overall size of Io and crescent shaped. It seemed unbelievable that something that big had not been visible before".</font> <em><strong><font color="#000000">Linda Morabito </font></strong><font color="#800000">on discovering that the Jupiter moon Io was volcanically active. Friday 9th March 1979.</font></em></p><p><font size="1" color="#000080">http://www.launchphotography.com/</font><br /><br /><font size="1" color="#000080">http://anthmartian.googlepages.com/thisislandearth</font></p><p><font size="1" color="#000080">http://web.me.com/meridianijournal</font></p> </div>
 
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Found a few more.<br /><br />Very high resolution of Messier A Crater, showing boulders. Lunar Orbiter 5.<br /><br />Messier A Crater high resolution (2). Lunar Orbiter 5.<br /><br />Messier A Crater high resolution (3). Lunar Orbiter 5.<br /><br /> Schickard Lunar Orbiter 1.<br /><br />Impact basin Hertzsprung. Lunar Orbiter 1.<br /><br />Central region of Hertzsprung Basin. Lunar Orbiter 1.<br /><br />Small portion of Hertzsprung Basin. Lunar Orbiter 1.<br /><br />Andrew Brown. <div class="Discussion_UserSignature"> <p><font color="#000080">"I suddenly noticed an anomaly to the left of Io, just off the rim of that world. It was extremely large with respect to the overall size of Io and crescent shaped. It seemed unbelievable that something that big had not been visible before".</font> <em><strong><font color="#000000">Linda Morabito </font></strong><font color="#800000">on discovering that the Jupiter moon Io was volcanically active. Friday 9th March 1979.</font></em></p><p><font size="1" color="#000080">http://www.launchphotography.com/</font><br /><br /><font size="1" color="#000080">http://anthmartian.googlepages.com/thisislandearth</font></p><p><font size="1" color="#000080">http://web.me.com/meridianijournal</font></p> </div>
 
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