This moon map shows the gravity gradients calculated by NASA's GRAIL mission. Red and blue correspond to stronger gravity gradients.
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Lunar Gravity Gradients

This moon map shows the gravity gradients calculated by NASA's GRAIL mission. Red and blue correspond to stronger gravity gradients.

NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, Calif., manages the GRAIL mission for NASA's Science Mission Directorate in Washington. The Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, is home to the mission's principal investigator, Maria Zuber. GRAIL is part of the Discovery Program managed at NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Ala. Lockheed Martin Space Systems in Denver built the spacecraft. The California Institute of Technology in Pasadena manages JPL for NASA.

For more information about GRAIL, please visit http://grail.nasa.gov.

Image details

ID#:
PIA16585

Date added:
2012-12-05

Target:
Moon

Mission:
Gravity Recovery and Interior Laboratory (GRAIL)

Spacecraft:
GRAIL

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Full-Res TIFF:
PIA16585.tif (8.23 MB)

Full-Res JPG:
PIA16585.jpg (0.61 MB)

Image credit:
NASA/JPL-Caltech/CSM