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Ranger and other impact craters photographed by Apollo 16, part JThe Apollo 16 crew photographed an unusual variety of impact craters, including the two craters produced by the impacts of Ranger 7 and 9 spacecraft, small craters produced by boulders as they bounced downslope, craters with marked bilateral symmetry, and primary craters with a wide range of morphologies and sizes. Ranger impact craters and examples of other craters are briefly discussed. This photography has supplied important new data on craters in the lunar surface. Continued study of these craters and use of the metrical capabilities of the metric and panoramic camera photography will yield additional scientific results on lunar craters.
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Acquisition Source
Legacy CDMS
Document Type
Moore, H. J.
(Geological Survey Washington, DC, United States)
Date Acquired
August 7, 2013
Publication Date
January 1, 1972
Publication Information
Publication: NASA. Lyndon B. Johnson Space Center Apollo 16 Prelim. Sci. Rept.
Subject Category
Space Sciences
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Work of the US Gov. Public Use Permitted.
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