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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.

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Original image data dated on or about September 8, 2009

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