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Picture of the Week: That’s No Space Station… July 11, 2008

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

Reversing the astute observation of Obi-Wan Kenobi, this Death Star-like image is not of a space station (of course), but of Shackleton crater near the Moon’s south pole.
Along with Malapert mountain, this is considered one of the leading candidates for the location of an initial moon colony; while it’s interior is in perpetual shadow, the rim is a Peak of Eternal Light, which is (as you can probably imagine) a solar panel’s dream, providing an ideal source of energy for a base.


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