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Photo-as16-120-19228
Apollo Imagery
Strongly textured terrain north of the lunar farside King Crater
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AS16-120-19228 (16-27 April 1972) --- Strongly textured terrain north of the lunar farside King Crater which is centered near 120.5 degrees east longitude and 5.5 degrees north latitude. This near vertical oblique view eastward was photographed from the Apollo 16 spacecraft in lunar orbit with a Hasselblad camera equipped with a 250mm telephoto lens. Several irregular areas characterized by conspicuously smooth surfaces interrupt the rough texture in this view of the eastern quarter of the large, unnamed crater between King and Guyot. Similar "ponds" occur at varied levels in the rim deposits of the nearside craters Copernicus and Tycho. Hold picture with the smooth area at the top.

Curator: JSC PAO Web Team | Responsible NASA Official: Amiko Kauderer | Updated: 11/01/2012
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