Crater Copernicus on the Moon

In a change of venue from peering at the distant universe, the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope has taken a look at Earth's closest neighbor in space, the Moon. Hubble was aimed at one of the Moon's most dramatic and photogenic targets, the 58 mile-wide (93 km) impact crater Copernicus.


John Caldwell (York University, Ontario), Alex Storrs (STScI), and NASA/ESA

About the Image

NASA press release
NASA caption
Release date:16 April 1999, 06:00
Size:3001 x 2401 px

About the Object

Name:Crater Copernicus, Moon
Type:Solar System : Planet : Satellite : Feature : Surface
Category:Solar System

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Notes: The image of the full moon was captured by the ground-based Lick Observatory.

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