Lunar South Pole

Lunar South Pole

Courtesy of NASA/JPL

http://nssdc.gsfc.nasa.gov/imgcat/html/object_page/clm_usgs_17.html


This mosaic of over 1500 images shows the south pole at the center of the Moon and covers a distance of about 1250 km. The most notable feature is a major depression centered near the south pole, resulting in shadowed areas. Schrodinger Crater (32 km in diameter) is near the edge of the image at 4:30. Epsilon Peak, a mountain at the south pole, measures 9.050 km, a little higher than Mt. Everest on Earth.