The Moon - Clementine

False color image of Vallis Schroteri

The Moon
Clementine false-color multispectral image of Vallis Schroteri, the largest known sinuous rille on the Moon. Located on the plateau of Aristarchus crater, near 26 N, 309 E., Vallis Schroteri is about 160 km long and up to 11 km wide and 1 km deep. Note the "cobra head" at the lower right, which is a vent marking the beginning of the rille. The red coloring denotes an extensive regional blanket of pyroclastic iron-rich deposits. North is up. (Clementine, USGS slide 4)
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Location & Time Information
Date/Time (UT): 1994-03-30
Distance/Range (km): N/A
Central Latitude/Longitude (deg): +25., 309.
Orbit(s): 186-189

Imaging Information
Area or Feature Type: valley, vallis , rille
Instrument: UV/Visible Camera
Instrument Resolution (pixels): 288 x 384
Instrument Field of View (deg): 4.2 x 5.6
Filter: 415 nm , 1000 nm
Illumination Incidence Angle (deg): N/A
Phase Angle (deg): N/A
Instrument Look Direction: N/A
Surface Emission Angle (deg): N/A

Ordering Information
CD-ROM Volume: CL_0041, CL_0042 (raw images)
NASA Image ID number: USGS slide 4
Other Image ID number: N/A
NSSDC Data Set ID (Photo): 94-004A-00E
NSSDC Data Set ID (CD): 94-004A-00D
Other ID: N/A


[NASA Logo] Authors/Curators:

Dave Williams,, (301) 286-1258
Code 690.1, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center
Greenbelt, MD 20771, USA

Jay Friedlander,, (301) 286-7172
Code 612.4, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center
Greenbelt, MD 20771, USA

NASA Official: Ed Grayzeck,

Last updated: 24 September 2015