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Impact site of the Apollo 14 S-IVB from LROC

Impact site of the Apollo 14 S-IVB from LROC

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Impact site of the Apollo 14 S-IVB from LROC
On February 4, 1971, the spent upper stage of the Apollo 14 launch vehicle was intentionally crashed into the Moon, leaving behind a small crater with a pretty set of rays. The Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter camera imaged it on September 8, 2009 under high sun conditions, emphasizing the differently shaded rays emanating from the crater.
Impact site of the Apollo 14 S-IVB from Apollo 16

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Impact site of the Apollo 14 S-IVB from Apollo 16
This is a small section of Apollo 16 panoramic frame 5444, containing the impact site of the Apollo 14 S-IVB upper stage.

Most NASA images are in the public domain. Reuse of this image is governed by NASA's image use policy.

Original image data dated on or about September 8, 2009

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