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Picture of the Week: Shackleton Crater+ Malapert April 9, 2008

Posted by Nick Azer in Malapert, Peak of Eternal Light, Picture of the Week, Shackleton.

Here for the first installment of the Luna C/I Picture of the Week (every Wednesday) is a view of mankind’s future colonial site(s): Shackleton Crater , with Malapert Mountain (a Peak of Eternal Light) on the horizon. The image is courtesy of JAXA‘s lunar orbiter, SELENE (a.k.a. Kayuga). Due to the eternal sunlight on Malapert, and similar conditions on the rim of Shackleton, this area near the South Pole is a perfect location for solar power.

Get used to that above landscape; we’ll be seeing it a lot in the next 30 years. (Click here for a much larger version.)


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