Data for: Identification of the Apollo 12 Lunar Module Ascent Stage impact site on the Moon

Published: 24 May 2019| Version 1 | DOI: 10.17632/9r73xpmc7s.1
Philip Stooke, Michael Marcus


This image was produced by merging parts of two LROC NAC images, M129431676LC and M122353240RC, which show the linear field of streaks we describe in the paper. The images have approximately opposite illumination (morning and afternoon) so shadows and highlights caused by topography roughly cancel each other and albedo variations are enhanced. The contrast was then greatly enhanced to emphasize the pattern of streaks. The putative impact site is visible at the right edge. North is approximately at the top in this image, which may be compared with Figure 1 for location and orientation. Figure 1C is a crop of a small atrea of this image. The topographic shading does not cancel exactly so craters are still visible, allowing this image to be georeferenced if desired. As presented the image is not georeferenced.



Planetary Geomorphology