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SMART-1 view of Shackleton crater at lunar South Pole
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- Title SMART-1 view of Shackleton crater at lunar South Pole
- Released 20/10/2006 2:58 pm
- Copyright ESA/Space-X (Space Exploration Institute)
This image, taken by the advanced Moon Imaging Experiment (AMIE) on board ESA's SMART-1 spacecraft, shows crater Shackleton on the Moon.
AMIE obtained this image on 13 January 2006 - close to the time of lunar southern Summer - from a distance of 646 kilometres over the surface and with a ground resolution of 60 metres per pixel.
Shackleton crater lies at the lunar South Pole, at 89.54° South latitude and 0° East longitude, and has a diameter of 19 kilometres.