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Nasa's Lro Discovers Earth's Pull Is 'massaging' Our Moon


Lobate fault scarp in Vitello Cluster

A prominent lobate fault scarp in the Vitello Cluster is one of thousands discovered in Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter Camera images (LROC). Topography derived from the LROC Narrow Angle Camera (NAC) stereo images shows a degraded crater has been uplift as

Credit: NASA/LRO/Arizona State University/Smithsonian Institution

In August, 2010, researchers using images from LRO's Narrow Angle Camera (NAC) reported the discovery of 14 cliffs known as "lobate scarps" on the moon's surface, in addition to about 70 previously known from the limited high-resolution Apollo Panoramic Camera photographs.

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