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Photo-as16-122-19601
Apollo Imagery
An oblique view of King Crater on the lunar farside
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AS16-122-19601 (April 1972) --- An oblique view of King Crater on the lunar farside, as photographed from the Apollo 16 spacecraft in lunar orbit. Note the interesting mountainous feature inside the crater. The coordinates of the center of King Crater are 120.5 degrees east longitude and 5.5 degrees north latitude. The two "fingers" of the central highlands in King Crater point toward the north-northwest. While astronauts John W. Young, commander; and Charles M. Duke Jr., lunar module pilot; descended in the Apollo 16 Lunar Module (LM) "Orion" to explore the Descartes highlands landing site on the moon, astronaut Thomas K. Mattingly II, command module pilot, remained with the Command and Service Modules (CSM) "Casper" in lunar orbit.

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