Checked content

File:Aristarchus and Herodotus craters Apollo 15.jpg


English: This is a view of the Aristarchus and Herodotus craters taken from orbit during the Apollo 15 mission. The view is toward the south. Aristarchus crater is near the centre of the image, and the flooded Herodotus is to the right. About a quarter of the way up from the bottom edge is Väisälä crater, a crisp-edged, bowl-shaped feature with a smaller craterlet near its right edge.

The wide cleft below Herodotus is the Vallis Schröter. A rille system in the lower left is part of the Rimae Aristarchus. Note how these rilles appear to begin at the edge of craters or depressions. Small secondary impacts from the Aristarchus impact are visible as streak-like marks and craterlets in the Lunar mare to the south of the rilles.

The fault line at the bottom is the Rupes Toscanelli. The Lunar mare in the top part of the image belongs to the Oceanus Procellarum. Some wrinkle-ridges are visible. In the right upper half the small lunar dome Herodotus Omega (ω) is visible next to a cross-hair artifact of the camera.

The top edge of the original image has been cropped slightly by the contributor to remove the blurred image of a window frame in the foreground.

Русский: Кратеры Аристарх, Геродот и борозды Аристарха на Луне.


Public domain This file is in the public domain because it was solely created by NASA. NASA copyright policy states that "NASA material is not protected by copyright unless noted". (See Template:PD-USGov, NASA copyright policy page or JPL Image Use Policy.)
NASA logo.svg
  • Use of NASA logos, insignia and emblems are restricted per US law 14 CFR 1221.
  • The NASA website hosts a large number of images from the Soviet/ Russian space agency, and other non-American space agencies. These are not necessarily in the public domain.
  • Materials based on Hubble Space Telescope data may be copyrighted if they are not explicitly produced by the STScI. See also {{ PD-Hubble}} and {{ Cc-Hubble}}.
  • The SOHO (ESA & NASA) joint project implies that all materials created by its probe are copyrighted and require permission for commercial non-educational use.
  • Images featured on the Astronomy Picture of the Day (APOD) web site may be copyrighted.

Annotations This image is annotated: View the annotations at Commons
The following pages on Schools Wikipedia link to this image (list may be incomplete):

More information

SOS Childrens Villages has brought Wikipedia to the classroom. In 133 nations around the world, SOS Childrens Villages works to bring better education and healthcare to families in desperate need of support. There are many ways to help with SOS Children.