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A New Moon Rises

Views from the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter Camera

    This crater on the Moon is about 21 kilometers (13 miles) across.
    The Sun only grazes the horizon near the Moon's lunar poles. But because Malapert Mountain rises so high, it enjoys prolonged periods of sunlight.
    Smooth volcanic flows cover the floor of this shallow depression on the Moon.
    Scientists can identify newly formed craters by comparing images of the same area taken over time.
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