Sunday, April 04, 2004
Lunar mountain has eternal light
BBC NEWS: "There is a 'peak of eternal light' on the Moon - a region from which the Sun never sets, according to astronomers.
A team led by Dr Ben Bussey of Johns Hopkins University in the US looked at images of the Moon's poles taken by the 1994 Clementine lunar spacecraft.
The researchers produced a movie to show how illumination over the regions changed during a whole month.
They found four areas on the rim of Peary, a 73k-wide crater, that appear to stay light for the entire Moon day."
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