Three days before NASA’s moon-orbiting Ebb and Flow spacecraft were purposefully slammed into the side of a lunar mountain, ending the successful GRAIL mission to create a gravity map of the moon, mission controllers activated the camera aboard one of the craft to take some final photos from lunar orbit. One result was this breathtaking video, as Ebb and Flow made their final lunar orbits. The craft were only six miles (10 kilometers) above the lunar surface when this video was acquired on December 14, 2012.

Posted by: Soderman/NLSI Staff
Source: NASA

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