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The Moon from Apollo 8
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The Moon from Apollo 8

April 23, 2003
High altitude oblique view of the lunar surface was taken from the Apollo 8 spacecraft looking northeastward. The crater Joliet-Curie, about 175 kilometers in diameter and centered near 94 degrees east longitude and 27 degrees north latitude, is near the center of the left side of this photograph. The bright-rayed crater near the horizon is probably located near 105 degrees east longitude and 45 degrees north latitude. Long, narrow rays that have been reported in the polar region of the earth-facing hemisphere may radiate from this crater.


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