Moon-Galileo

Moon-Galileo

Courtesy of NASA/JPL

http://photojournal.jpl.nasa.gov/catalog/PIA00077


These pictures of the Moon were taken by the Galileo spacecraft. The picture at the left shows the Orientale Basin, dark mare in its center. The picture on the right shows the globe of the Moon rotated, putting Orientale on the western limb. The dark Ocean of Storms is in the upper center, with Sea of Rains above it, and the smaller, circular Sea of Moisture below.