NASA has released a highly detailed mosaic of the Shackleton Crater on the moon, made possible by two cameras orbiting the lunar surface.
Scientists are intrigued by Shackleton Crater, located in the South Pole region of the moon, due to its potential for containing accessible ice deposits within its craters.
Previously, CBS News had reported.
The frozen substance has the potential to provide air, water, and fuel for rockets. In August 2023, India’s Chandrayaan-3 lander successfully touched down in this location, and NASA’s Artemis program is preparing to send astronauts to this specific region within the upcoming years.
The technology of two synchronized cameras allowed for the capture of mosaic images. According to NASA’s news release, the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter Camera has the capability to capture high-resolution images of the moon’s surface. However, its ability to photograph areas in shadow is limited. This means that the LROC is unable to take clear photos of the permanently shadowed regions on the moon that never receive sunlight.