red-blue 3D look at rough lunar terrain
Image Credit: NASA/GSFC/Arizona State University
Published: November 5, 2018

Get out your red/blue anaglyph glasses for a three-dimensional treat. This extreme closeup of the south edge of the Moon's famous Tycho Crater shows melt flows and pools, small craters, sagging slopes that look like ripples, boulders, and part of the crater rim. North is at the top. Image width is about six miles (10 kilometers).

Pairs of images from NASA's Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter were combined to create the 3D view.


crater with box marking location of 3D image on this page
This image shows Tycho in mid-afternoon, when its rugged western (left) rim and terraces and complex central peak have begun to cast dramatic shadows within the crater. The red outline encloses the swatch of Tycho's southern floor, rim, and flank in the long anaglyph image seen above. Credit: NASA/GSFC/Arizona State University


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