Moon's Aristarchus Plateau: A Hubble Image Tour
Hubble took this image of the Aristarchus Plateau of the Moon in 2005 while looking for minerals that can be used for future Moon missions. The crater here is relatively young, so it hasn’t been bombarded by radiation that breaks minerals down as much as older craters have.
Explore the science along with the scenery – Image Tours show Hubble pictures through an astronomer's eyes, pinpointing and explaining key features to add understanding to the joy of cosmic sightseeing.
Publication: September 29, 2006