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Public-domain image. A new 24,000-pixel-square mosaic from NASA's Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter shows the Moon's nearside as never before. Acquired during a two-week period in December 2010, the 1,300 black-and-white frames create a full-disk mosaic measuring 24,000 pixels across. "As the Moon rotated under LRO's...
From Negit Island in Mono Lake (at left) to the eastern edge of Long Valley Caldera (at right) stretches the arcuate chain of rhyolite domes and craters that make up the Mono-Inyo Craters. Active as recently as 750 years ago, this chain of volcanic vents is thought to rise from a single(?) feeder dike emplaced along t...