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A New Moon Rises

Views from the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter Camera

    View of Giordano Bruno crater on the Moon from orbit
    This crater on the Moon is about 21 kilometers (13 miles) across.
    Malapert Mountain on the Moon
    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.
    View from orbit of lava flows on the surface of the Moon
    Smooth volcanic flows cover the floor of this shallow depression on the Moon.
    Mosaic of images showing change of the lunar surface over time
    Scientists can identify newly formed craters by comparing images of the same area taken over time.
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