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The color infrared image, was acquired in 2012, and its actually a two-image composition: one for the higher resolution details and the other for infrared colors.

Technical details:

The color data: September 2, 2012. C11@F10, DBK 41 AU02.AS and IR-pass 685nm filter.

The higher resolution data: September 29, 2012. C 11, 2.25x barlow, DBK 41 AU02.AS, IR-pass 685nm filter.

Copernicus, one of the most prominent craters on the Moon. It constitutes a classic example of a relatively young, well-preserved lunar impact crater. Located at 10 N, 20 W, near the southern rim of the Imbrium Basin (Mare Imbrium) impact structure, Copernicus measures 93 km (58 miles) in diameter and is a source of radial bright rays, light-coloured streaks on the lunar surface formed of material ejected by the impact. Photographs of the crater taken from spacecraft above the Moon show terraced slumps on the crater walls that resemble giant stairs leading to the floor, 3.8 km (2.4 miles) below the rim crest. Peaked mountains rise from the centre of the crater to a height of 800 metres (2,600 feet); they probably were formed as a result of a rebound of deep-seated rocks at the site of impact. Lunar scientists estimated that Copernicus was created less than one billion years ago.

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