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Side by side images:  LROC image examples of high versus low incidence angle.  Images are of nearby (not identical) regions of the Moon.  Images are from NASA/LROC, and appear in Grier et al., submitted LPSC 2018.

CQ Science – Post 9: Angle of Illumination, Mapping Craters, and How YOUR Work Leads to Science!

In the last post in this series, we talked about “incidence angle” and hearkened back to a couple of CosmoQuest posts on the topic including the Moon Mappers tutorial section on lighting effects , and a post about “Illumination and Optical Illusions.”  In this post, we are going to take a specific look at why […]

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Venus Corona.  It isn’t a multi-ring impact basin, but a result of magma (lava moving underground).  These are common features on Venus, and help us to understand that it was volcanically a very active place.

CQ Science – Post 5: Crater Confusion

Here at CosmoQuest we spend a lot of time looking at craters. It is a job that only people can do – not computers (yet, anyway). Scientists have been trying to write programs that will effectively identify and count craters, but they have met with only limited success. As noted, craters are not always perfectly […]

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