Mars Imaging Camera


Closest approach!

Taken at 07:35 UT on December 18th 1998, during the second Lunar swing-by. The distance from the Lunar surface is 2800km. The spatial resolution is 1.3 km/pixel. The pointer shows the crater Giordano Bruno. Please look at September 24's image. The center is (105E, 22N).

Taken at 02:02 UT on December 17th, 1998.
The distance is 200000km.
Take at 01:03 UT on December 18th, 1998.
The distance is 44580km.
Taken at 07:20 UT on December 18th, 1998
The distance is 4883km.
The dark terrain is Moscow Sea.

Mosaic image
Using the two images of the northern part taken at 07:39 UT
and the nine images taken at 07:40 UT on December 18th, 1998. With the green filter.

Tsiolkovsky crater
Imaged with the green filter at 07:40 UT on December 18th, 1998.
The floor of the crater is filled with the darkest mare deposits on the lunar farside.
It is said to have been formed about 3.8 billion years ago.

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