It’s All Downhill

An 80-foot-wide lunar boulder and its telltale trail

This image from the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter shows a close-up of an 80-foot-wide boulder on the central peak of Gassendi Crater, a trail left behind it in the dark lunar soil. There’s even a bit of a pile-up of soil in front of it where it came to rest! Several smaller boulders on either side of it have made their own downhill runs as well.

Read more about this image and its location on Arizona State University’s LROC site.

Image credit: NASA / GSFC / Arizona State University


About Jason Major

Jason is a Rhode Island-based graphic designer, photographer, nature lover, space exploration fanatic, and coffee addict. In no particular order.

Posted on November 3, 2010, in The Moon and tagged , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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