Aristarchus Plateau in Ultraviolet Light

The Hubble Space Telescope Advanced Camera for Surveys imaged Aristarchus crater and nearby Schroter's Valley rille on Aug. 21, 2005. The Hubble images reveal fine-scale details of the crater's interior and exterior in ultraviolet and visible wavelengths at a scale of approximately 50 to 100 metres per picture element.

Credit:

NASA, ESA and J. Garvin (NASA/GSFC)

About the Image

NASA press release
NASA caption
Id:opo0529c
Type:Planetary
Release date:19 October 2005, 19:00
Size:1685 x 2228 px

About the Object

Name:Crater Aristarchus, Moon, Schroter's Valley
Type:Solar System : Planet : Satellite : Feature : Surface
Category:Solar System

Colours & filters

BandWavelengthTelescope
Ultraviolet
Near-UV
344 nm Hubble Space Telescope
ACS
Ultraviolet
Mid-UV
250 nm Hubble Space Telescope
ACS

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