Reiner Gamma in 3D
Date: 30 March 2006
Depicts: Anaglyph of SMART-1 images of Reiner Gamma
Copyright: ESA/Space-X (Space Exploration Institute)
The bright albedo feature at left is called Reiner Gamma and is located in the Oceanus Procellarum on the near side of the Moon. From ground-based observations, this feature was first mis-identified as a crater. Only spacecraft orbiting the Moon revealed its true nature. Reiner Gamma is totally flat and consists of much brighter material than the surrounding dark mare.
Last Update: 1 September 2019