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October 19, 2005 01:00 PM (EDT)

News Release Number: STScI-2005-29

NASA's Hubble Looks for Possible Moon Resources

Technical facts about this news release:

About the Object
Object Name: Moon
Object Description: Earth's Satellite
Distance: The Moon is 238,857 miles (384,403 kilometers) from the Earth.
Dimensions: The Moon has a diameter of 2160 miles (3476 kilometers).
About the Data
Data Description: These HST data are from proposal 10719. NASA's HST Lunar observation team is led by Chief Scientist J. Garvin. The team includes M. Robinson (Northwestern Univ.), D. Skillman (NASA/GSFC), B. Hapke (Univ. of Pittsburgh), C. Pieters (Brown Univ.), M. Ulmer (Northwestern Univ.), J. Bell (Cornell Univ.), and J. Taylor (Univ. of Hawaii).
Instrument: ACS/HRC
Exposure Date(s): August 16-21, 2005
Exposure Time: 2.5 minutes
Filters: F250W (250nm), F344N (344nm), F502N (502nm), F658N (658nm)
About the Image
Image Credit: NASA, ESA, and J. Garvin (NASA/GSFC)
Release Date: October 19, 2005
Orientation:
Aristarchus Plateau on the Moon Hubble View of Apollo 17 Landing Region on the Moon