Mosaic of about 650 Clementine images of the south pole of the Moon,
from 80°S to the pole (center). The nearside of the Moon is the top
half of the image; the bottom half is the farside. The dark region near
the pole indicates an old depression, inside the rim crest of the South
Pole-Aitken Basin (slide #25). Large parts of this area (about 15,000
km2) are permanently shadowed, and bistatic radar results from Clementine indicate that they could contain deposits of water ice.