After Hours

Gallery: NASA takes a new, closer look at the moon

For a six month period (or six lunar days) the LRO collected 1,700 images of the same area at the south pole. The binary images were then stacked to form the map above which shows the areas that never see sunlight.

The LRO found the coldest spot in the
solar system, with a temperature of minus 415 degrees Fahrenheit.

Credit: NASA/GSFC/Arizona State University